Studies of optical, morphological and electrical properties of POMA/PMMA blends, using two different levels of doping with CSA

Poly(o-methoxyaniline) (POMA) was synthesized by oxidative polymerization of the monomer o-methoxyaniline. POMA/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) blends were produced by dissolving both polymers in chloroform (CHCl3).The amount of camphor sulfonic acid (CSA) used as dopant of POMA was different, providing two methods for preparation of the blends. Solutions were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and then deposited on glass substrate by spin coating for characterization by atomic force microscope (AFM) and current versus voltage (I × V) curves. FTIR spectra of solutions were similar as expected. In the AFM images a reduction and/or loss of globules common in conducting polymers (CP) such as polyaniline (PANI) and its derivatives was observed. Films produced with different amounts of CSA presented distinct, linear and non-linear I × V curves.

POMA; CSA; PMMA; morphological; optical; electrical

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