The Influence of Organic Solvents on the Polymerization of PolyanilineOmar Melad*, Hussein Alhendawi, and Mohammed Fayyad.
Chemistry Department, Al-Azhar University - Gaza, P.O.Box 1277, Gaza, Palestine.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Omar Melad
P.O.Box 1277, Gaza, Palestine.
Received date: 19/07/2014; Revised date: 08/08/2014; Accepted date: 16/08/2014
During the polymerization of aniline in aqueous solution, different organic solvents such as DMF, DMSO and THF were added. The influenceof organic solvents on the polymerization of polyaniline on the conductivity and elemental analysis were studied. These study had been investigated using FTIR and UV-Vis spectroscopy, which attest that the usage of organic solvents is helpful for the increase of the doping level of the resulting PANI. The rate of polymerization increased when THF was used as a solvent for polyaniline