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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 3 (2006), Issue 4, Pages 186-201
Review Article

Polypyrrole Conducting Electroactive Polymers: Synthesis and Stability Studies

Reza Ansari

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Guilan University, Rasht, POB: 41335-1914, Iran

Received 14 April 2006; Accepted 1 June 2006

Copyright © 2006 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper deals with a fundamental review of preparation methods, characterizations, thermal and environmental stabilities and practical applications of polypyrrole (PPy) conducting electroactive polymers. In this article some of the most important factors affecting the electrical, electrochemical, thermal and environmental stabilities of polypyrrole conducting polymers have also been reviewed.