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Preparation and Properties of Polyaniline in the Presence of Trehalose

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Oxidative polymerization of aniline in aqueous solution in the presence of trehalose was conducted. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed successful preparation of polyaniline containing a trace amount of trehalose. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy revealed that electron spin concentration of the polyaniline increases with aniline/trehalose ratio in the polymerization. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the polyaniline shows granular and porous morphology. Electrical conductivity of these polyanilines was in the order of 10-4 S/cm.

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H. Kawashima and H. Goto, "Preparation and Properties of Polyaniline in the Presence of Trehalose," Soft Nanoscience Letters, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 71-75. doi: 10.4236/snl.2011.13013.

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