ABSTRACT: Blends of the conducting polymer, polypyrrole (PPy), and in the insulating host polymers, polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), polystyrene (PS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, have been prepared chemically. Threshold conductivities occur at about 5% for PPy in blends with host polymers. The characterizations of these blends were done by FTIR, UV-visible, differential scanning calorimetric (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The products of the blends have ele…
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