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Chiral induced synthesis of helical polypyrrole (PPy) nano-structures: a lightweight and high-performance material against electromagnetic pollution

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Helical conducting polymer nano-structures have attracted increasing attention because of their superior optical and electrical activities, lightweight, and flexibility as well as controllable morphologies at several levels of a hierarchy. Nevertheless, hardly any research has focused on helical conducting polymer nano-structure based electromagnetic protecting materials. Herein, we synthesized single-handed helical polypyrrole (PPy) nano-structures by a chiral inducing route and demonstrated their amazing electromagnetic protecting abilities. A gradually constructed conducting network and helical chirality may be the main reasons for the tunable and impressive electromagnetic protecting performance of the as-prepared helical PPy nano-structures. This research opens up an opportunity for the application of single-handed helical conducting polymer nano-structures as a lightweight and tunable high-performance electromagnetic protecting material, especially in the fields of special aircraft, aerospace and fast-growing next-generation flexible electronics.

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2016, accepted on 21 Jan 2017 and first published on 23 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05057C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017,5, 2175-2181

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    Chiral induced synthesis of helical polypyrrole (PPy) nano-structures: a lightweight and high-performance material against electromagnetic pollution

    A. Xie, F. Wu, W. Jiang, K. Zhang, M. Sun and M. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 2175
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05057C

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