Vapor-phase polymerization of pyrrole on flexible substrate at low temperature and its application in heat generation

Songmin Shang, Xiaoming Yang, Xiaoming Tao, Song Song Lam

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The vapor-phase polymerization of pyrrole to form conducting polypyrrole (PPy) films was applied to coat flexible poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fabrics. A PPy-coated PET fabric surface resistance of 200-20 000 Ω-1 was obtained. The polymerization conditions, such as the concentration of oxidant and the reaction time and temperature, were systematically investigated. The coated fabric samples exhibited increasing temperatures when subjected to a fixed DC voltage. This result indicates the potential of these PPy-coated fabricmaterials for heating applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-211
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010


  • Conducting polymer
  • Heat generation
  • Surface modification
  • Vapor-phase polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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