Probing Morpho-Thermal Evaluation of In-situ Fabricated Polyaniline/Polypyrrole/Carbon nanotube Nanocomposites 

Pawan Sharma1

Kartika Singh1

Akshay Kumar2

Deepak Kumar1

Harish Mudila1

Udayabhaskar Rednam3

P. E. Lokhande3,4

Radhamanohar Aepuru5

Anil Kumar1,Email

1Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144411, Punjab, India.
2Department of Physics, G.D. College, Begusarai, 851101, Bihar, India.
3Departamento de Mecánica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Dieciocho 161, 8330383, Santiago, Chile.
4Advanced Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, 411007, Maharashtra, India.
5Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

Chemical oxidative polymerization has been employed to synthesize Polyaniline/Polypyrrole/Carbon nanotube (PANI/PPy/CNT) ternary nanocomposites. Ammonium persulfate and hydrochloric acid were utilized as the oxidizing agent and dopant, respectively. In these nanocomposites, PPy served as a filler within the PANI and CNT matrix. Additionally, a range of physicochemical techniques was applied to assess the structural and thermal properties of the nanocomposites. It was observed that a PPy loading of 0.5 wt% exhibited greater crystallinity and thermal stability compared to loadings of 1 wt%, 2 wt%, and 4 wt% within the PANI and CNT matrix.

Probing Morpho-Thermal Evaluation of In-situ Fabricated Polyaniline/Polypyrrole/Carbon nanotube Nanocomposites