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Facile Fabrication of Uniform Polyaniline Nanotubes with Tubular Aluminosilicates as Templates

Author(s): Zhang Long | Liu Peng

Journal: Nanoscale Research Letters
ISSN 1931-7573

Volume: 3;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 299;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Polyaniline nanotube | Fabrication | Halloysite nanotube | Template

AbstractThe uniform polyaniline (PANI) nanotubes, with inner diameter, outer diameter, and tubular thickness of 40, 60, and 10 nm, respectively, were prepared successfully by using natural tubular aluminosilicates as templates. The halloysite nanotubes were coated with PANI via the in situ chemical oxidation polymerization. Then the templates were etched with HCl/HF solution. The PANI nanotubes were characterized using FTIR, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. The conductivity of the PANI nanotubes was found to be 1.752 × 10−5(Ω·cm)−1.
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