New Functions of Polyaniline

Hongbo Gu 1, Email 

Hongyuan Zhang 1

Chong Gao 1

Chaobo Liang 2,3

Junwei Gu 2, 3, Email

Zhanhu Guo 4, Email

Shanghai Key Lab of Chemical Assessment and Sustainability, Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China
MOE Key Laboratory of Material Physics and Chemistry under Extraordinary Conditions, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Science and Technology, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’ an, Shaanxi, 710072, P.R. China
Institute of Intelligence Material and Structure, Institute of Unmanned Systems, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710072, P.R. China
Integrated Composites Lab (ICL), Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37966, USA


Owing to the excellent electrical conductivity and unique chemical structures, conducting polymer polyaniline (PANI) has been widely utilized in many application fields. In this review, the state-of-art current research status on the recent developed new functions of PANI in the applications including environmental remediation, giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensors, coupling agents, metamaterials, and energy storage devices have been critically reviewed. This knowledge will further broaden the application scope of PANI and provide the basis for the researchers to seek the new application of PANI in the future.

New Functions of Polyaniline