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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2332-2337
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/275862

Synthesis and Characterization of Boron Trifluoride Doped High Performance Polyaniline

1Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, India
2Departments of Organic, Foods, Drugs and Water, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, India

Received 28 July 2011; Accepted 4 October 2011

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Abstract

We report simple synthesis of boron trifluoride (BF3) doped defect free high performance polyaniline (HPPANI) in two step method. Firstly, HPPANI was prepared via self-stabilization dispersion polymerization method in a heterogeneous reaction medium. Second step involves doping of emeraldine base form of HPPANI with boron trifluoride under reduced vacuum. The resultants BF3 doped HPPANI have been well characterized by using UV-Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetry. The spectroscopic data indicated that the interaction between HPPANI and BF3.Thermogravimetry studies revealed that the BF3 doping improved the thermal stability of defects free PANI.