Fabrication of conducting polypyrrole/β-cyclodextrin nano- and micro-spheres using molecular templates

Songmin Shang, Wei Zeng, Xiaoming Tao

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An easy synthesis route for conducting polypyrrole/β-cyclodextrin (PPy/β-CD) core-shell spheres has been developed. The conducting spheres were successfully synthesized via a simple stirring/ultrasonic treatment by mixing pyrrole monomer and β-CD in the ethanol/aqueous solution at room temperature. The resultant spheres have a uniform nano- or micro-size and a clear core-shell structure. Further, the morphology and size of the resulting PPy/β-CD spheres depended on the amount of β-CD in the reaction system. A possible formation and size evolution mechanism are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4675-4682
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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