Radhakrishnan, S. and Rao, C.R.K. and Vijayan, M. (2009) Electrochemical Synthesis and Studies of Polypyrroles Doped by Renewable Dopant Cardanol Azophenylsulfonic Acid Derived from Cashew Nutshells. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 114 (5). pp. 3125-3131. ISSN 0021-8995

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The raw material cardanol, a renewable resource, is industrial waste and a pollutant from the cashew nut industry. Cardanol is a useful starting material for synthesizing a new amphiphilic molecule, cardanol azophenylsulfonic acid (CAPSA). In this study, polypyrroles were electrochemically synthesized with the renewable dopant CAPSA. The polymers were characterized with ultraviolet–visible, Fourier transform infrared, conductivity, impedance, charge–discharge, and cyclic voltammetry analyses. The conductivity of the films doped by CAPSA was in the range of 1.23–3.98 � 10�5 S/cm, and they exhibited moderate specific capacitance values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conducting polymers; electrochemistry; films; FT-IR; polypyrroles
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 17:39
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 11:07
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/408

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