INTRODUCTION OF HYDROPHILICITY OF POLYACETYLENE FILM SURFACES.

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Gary E. Wnek

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Abstract

Polyacetylene films have been rendered hydrophilic by treatment with aqueous KMnO//4. The treated films were characterized by contact angle measurement, infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. We found that it is possible to lower the contact angle of H//2O on polyacetylene from 72 degree to ca. 10** degree without significantly affecting the electrical conductivity afforded after I//2 doping compared with similar doping of untreated films. The treated, hydrophilic films were found to be more permeable to aqueous ionic solutions than pristine polyacetylene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2601-2613
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of polymer science. Part A-1, Polymer chemistry
Volume23
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1985

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  • Engineering(all)

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