Isaac Scientific Publishing

Journal of Advances in Nanomaterials

Comparison of Three Polypyrrole-Cellulose Nanocomposites Synthesis

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DOI: 10.22606/jan.2016.12007


  • Benoit Bideau, Eric Loranger*, Claude Daneault*
    Lignocellulosic Materials Research Center, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, , Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada


In this study, composite films based on TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibers (TOCN), and polypyrrole (PPy) were synthesized by three different processes. The flexible composite films were investigated with scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, contact angle measurements, and finally, by mechanical and electrical testing. The developed composites have shown interesting mechanical properties (TOCN/PPy-3) as Young modulus (6.35 GPa) and tensile stress (65.6 MPa) or electrical conductivity (TOCN/PPy-1; 51.6 S/cm) for further applications such as flexible electrode. From proposed methods, the grafting of N-(3-aminopropyl)pyrrole was also interesting because it presented intermediate properties from all composites, and could represent a good compromise between the mechanical and electrical properties. Depending of their final application and by choosing an appropriate fabrication method, these composites could be considered in the design of high-performance electrodes for supercapacitor, battery, sensor or various packaging.


Polypyrrole, cellulose nanofibers, mechanical and electrical properties, composite.


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