EMULSION POLYMERIZATION OF THIOPHENE – THE NEW WAY OF CONDUCTING POLYMERS SYNTHESIS
Jacek Nowaczyk 1  
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Kornelia Kadac 1  
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Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Gagarina 7, 78-100 Toruń, Poland
Publish date: 2015-08-13
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2015; 9(27):118–122
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The aim of this study was to investigate the new method of polythiophene polymerization. It was made an attempt of the chemical oxidation of thiophene in aqueous medium without the addition of any surfactant. The oxidative compound applied in the synthesis was gaseous ozone. Resulting polymer was obtained in the form of nano-spheres dispersed in water. The method developed in this study allow to obtain the polythiophene nanoparticles. Further study is required to fully identify the resulting product properties in comparison with polymer obtained in other methods.