chapter  82
Deprotonation studies on polyaniline polymethyl methacrylate blends processed from formic acid
ByV.O. Rejini, A.H. Divya & R.S. Nair
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ABSTRACT: Polyaniline (PANI) and Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) blend films were prepared from homogeneous solutions in formic acid, which serves both as a dopant as well as a solvent. The absorption spectra revealed that formic acid processed PANI and its blends with PMMA to be deprotonated in atmospheric conditions. Stability studies were done in three ways: with and without an additional protonating agent, Camphoursulphonic Acid (CSA), and with an addition of a plasticizer to the host matrix. The results showed that the presence of CSA imparts stability or resistance against deprotonation.