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Novel polymerization of aniline and pyrrole by carbon dots


The polymerization of aniline requires an initiator, such as ammonium persulfate, iron chloride(FeCl3), potassium persulfate, or silver nitrate. In this study, we introduced novel one- pot synthesis of polyaniline using carbon dots (C-dots) and UV light as a catalyst without any additional initiator. The chemical oxidative polymerization is a facile one- step process where the C-dots are prepared from polyethylene glycol-400 (PEG-400). Polyaniline was also synthesized by employing carbon dots coated on a glass plate and irradiation of UV light. The synthesized polymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and solid state NMR spectra. A similar procedure also allowed the synthesis of polypyrrole from pyrrole as well as in the copolymerization of polyaniline and polypyrrole. The approach,using only carbon dots and UV light, offers a novel and facile route to polymers.

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The article was received on 07 Sep 2017, accepted on 07 Nov 2017 and first published on 07 Nov 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03389C
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Novel polymerization of aniline and pyrrole by carbon dots

    A. Gedanken, M. Moorthy, V. B. Kumar and Z. I. Porat, New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03389C

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