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Self Standing Mats of Blended Polyaniline Produced by Electrospinning

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Department of Information Engineering, Infrastructures and Sustainable Energy, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Via Graziella Loc Feo di Vito, 89134 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Department of Civil, Energy, Environment and Material Engineering, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Via Graziella Loc Feo di Vito, 89134 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM), 50121 Firenze, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering—DIEF, University of Florence, Via di S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
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Academic Editor: Gang Guo
Received: 21 April 2021 / Revised: 5 May 2021 / Accepted: 10 May 2021 / Published: 12 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrochemical Properties and Applications of Nanomaterials)
Conducting nanofibers of polyaniline (PANI) doped with camphor-10-sulfonic acid (HCSA) and blended with different polymers, such as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), have been fabricated using the electrospinning technique. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) were utilized to characterize the morphology and the thermal stability of PANI-blended fibers. An extensive study was performed to understand the copolymer influence on both the structural and surface properties of the realized conductive thin films. Samples main electrical characteristics, as conductivity, specific capacitance and electrochemical performances were tested. The better mats were obtained with the use of PVAc copolymer, which showed a conductivity value two orders of magnitude higher than the PMMA system. Aiming at further improving the electrochemical features of these blended mats, hybrid fibers based on PANI/PVAc/graphene oxide and PANI/PVAc/iron oxide were also produced and characterized. The obtained mats were potentially addressed to numerous practical fields, including sensors, health applications, smart devices and multifunctional textile materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyaniline; electrospinning; graphene oxide; iron oxide polyaniline; electrospinning; graphene oxide; iron oxide
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Fotia, A.; Malara, A.; Paone, E.; Bonaccorsi, L.; Frontera, P.; Serrano, G.; Caneschi, A. Self Standing Mats of Blended Polyaniline Produced by Electrospinning. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 1269. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nano11051269

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Fotia A, Malara A, Paone E, Bonaccorsi L, Frontera P, Serrano G, Caneschi A. Self Standing Mats of Blended Polyaniline Produced by Electrospinning. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(5):1269. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nano11051269

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Fotia, Antonio, Angela Malara, Emilia Paone, Lucio Bonaccorsi, Patrizia Frontera, Giulia Serrano, and Andrea Caneschi. 2021. "Self Standing Mats of Blended Polyaniline Produced by Electrospinning" Nanomaterials 11, no. 5: 1269. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nano11051269

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