Bhandari, Hema and Singh, Satpal and Choudhary, Veena and Dhawan , S. K. (2009) Conducting films of poly(aniline-co-1-amino-2-naphthol-4-sulfonic acid) blended with LDPE for its application as antistatic encapsulation material. Polymers for Advanced Technologies , 22 (9). pp. 1319-1328. ISSN 1099-1581

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The paper presents the electrostatic charge dissipative (ESD) properties of the conducting copolymers of aniline (AN) and 1-amino-2-naphthol-4-sulfonic acid (ANSA) blended with low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The copolymers of aniline and ANSA were synthesized under different reaction conditions. Blending of copolymers with LDPE was carried out in twin screw extruder by melt blending method by loading 0.5 and 1.0 wt% of the conducting copolymer in LDPE matrix. The mechanical properties of the blended films depend on the incorporation of copolymer in the LDPE matrix. The morphology of copolymer–LDPE blend was studied by scanning electron microscopy. The conductivity of the blown film of poly(AN-co-ANSA)/LDPE blend was found to be in the range of 10−6–10−11 S/cm, showing its potential use as antistatic bag for the encapsulation of electronic equipments. The static decay time of the film was found to be of the order of 0.1–1.9 sec on recording the decay time from 5000 to 500 V. Static charge measurements carried out on the films show that no charge is present on the surface. The level of interaction between the copolymers and the matrix polymer was determined by the FTIR spectra, blend morphology, electrical conductivity, and thermal analysis. The effect of the morphology on electrical and antistatic behavior of copolymers has also been investigated

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Uncontrolled Keywords: conducting copolymers; conducting composites; electrostatic charge dissipation; blown film; nanotubes
Subjects: Polymer Science
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 06:33
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 06:33

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