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Facile synthesis and characterizations of polypyrrole/BiOCl hybrid composites


Mohd Tarmizi, Emma Ziezie and Baqiah, Hussein and Talib, Zainal Abidin (2017) Facile synthesis and characterizations of polypyrrole/BiOCl hybrid composites. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 21 (11). 3247 - 3255. ISSN 1432-8488; ESSN: 1433-0768)


Polypyrrole(PPy)/BiOCl hybrid composites were synthesized for the first time via one-step chemical oxidation process by addition of Bi2O3 nanoparticle in an aqueous solution of pyrrole monomer/FeCl3 oxidant agent. X-ray diffractions (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and thermogravimetric technique confirmed the growth of BiOCl in PPy matrix. From the XRD, the amount of BiOCl in PPy matrix increased with increasing of Bi2O3addition in pyrrole solution. The FESEM images indicated the presence of two phases related to PPy and BiOCl. Thermal stability of PPy/BiOCl hybrid composites has been improved in the range 300–800 K and degraded above 800 °C, i.e., decomposition point of BiOCl. Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy point to a mutual interaction between PPy and BiOCl system. The characteristic optical absorption peaks of PPy shifted to higher wavelength in PPy/BiOCl(5%) composites and disappeared at PPy/BiOCl(20%). From electrical measurement, the PPy/BiOCl hybrid composites have higher conductivity than PPy, where the maximum conductivity observed was for PPy/BiOCl(5%). The conducting mechanism of PPy and PPy/BiOCl composites followed three-dimensional Mott variable range hopping in the range of 300–150 K and has involved fluctuation-assisted tunneling phenomenon below 150 K.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-017-3670-8
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Chemical synthesis; Polypyrrole; BiOCl; Composites; Conductivity
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 05:25
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 05:25
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