Turkish Journal of Chemistry




The purpose of this study was the polymerization of carbazole (Cz), pyrrole (Py) and copolymerization of them onto polyester (PES) textile with chemical oxidative method by using FeCl3. First, in order to determine the optimum conditions, the effect of polymerization steps, the immersion order of the PES to the oxidant and monomer solutions, time, monomer, oxidant, and surfactant concentrations and types on the conductivities of PES/PCz composite were investigated and at this conditions, conductive composite, PES/P[Py-co-Cz] was obtained. The highest conductivities were obtained as 12.4 mS/cm and 9.0 mS/cm for PES/PCz and PES/P[Py-co-Cz], respectively. Further characterization of PES/P[Py-co-Cz] was performed by conductivity, FTIR, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) measurements, and results were compared with PES/PCz and also PES/PPy. The presence of Py and Cz in the same polymer chain created synergy and improved the conductivity and mechanical properties of the composite.


Polypyrrole, polycarbazole, copolymer, polyester, conductive textile composites

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