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Effect of Dopant on the Nanostructured Morphology of Poly (1-naphthylamine) Synthesized by Template Free Method

Ufana Riaz, Sharif Ahmad and S Marghoob Ashraf*

Author Affiliations

Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, India

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 3:45-48  doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9112-2

Published: 7 December 2007

Abstract

The study reports some preliminary investigations on the template free synthesis of ascantlyinvestigated polyaniline (PANI) derivative—poly (1-naphthylamine) (PNA) by template free method in presence as well as absence of hydrochloric acid (HCl) (dopant), using ferric chloride as oxidant. The polymerization was carried out in alcoholic medium. Polymerization of 1-naphthylamine (NPA) was confirmed by the FT-IR as well as UV–visible studies. The morphology and size of PNA particles was strongly influenced by the presence and absence of acid which was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies.

Keywords:
Poly (1-naphthylamine); Alcohol; Transmission electron microscopy; Morphology; Nanostructure