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Mechanical and Conducting Properties of Polyaniline Doped Natural Rubber Nanocomposites

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 18, p.4901 - 4905 (2019)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering

Department : Chemistry

Year : 2019

Abstract : Conducting flexible nanocomposites were prepared based on polyaniline and natural rubber. These materials have a wide range of applications which include antistatic and anticorrosion coatings, batteries and sensors, organic electronic materials and electromagnetic wave shielding. Polyaniline (PANI) was prepared from aniline in a very simple and economical method. The prepared PANI was characterized using Fourier Transfer Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X ray Diffraction (XRD) to confirm the synthesis and particle size. PANI was introduced into natural rubber matrix using conventional method of mixing at different proportions. The mechanical studies of prepared nanocomposites confirms the uniform distribution of nanopowders in the matrix, Electrical conductivity of natural rubber increases 5 times on the addition of 20% of PANI.

Cite this Research Publication : B. Jose, Sreedha Sambhudevan, and Balakrishnan Shankar, “Mechanical and Conducting Properties of Polyaniline Doped Natural Rubber Nanocomposites”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18. pp. 4901 - 4905, 2019.

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