ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Polypyrrole coating of inorganic and organic materials by chemical oxidative polymerisation
Mária Omastová and Matej Mičušík
Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 41 Bratislava, Slovakia
Abstract: Polypyrrole is one of the most frequently studied conducting polymers, having high electrical conductivity and stability,
suitable for multi-functionalised applications. Coatings of chemically synthesised polypyrrole applied onto various organic
and inorganic materials, such as polymer particles and films, nanoparticles of metal oxides, clay minerals, and carbon nanotubes
are reviewed in this paper. Its primary subject is the formation of new materials and their application in which chemical
oxidative polymerisation of pyrrole was used. These combined materials are used in antistatic applications, such as anti-corrosion
coating, radiation-shielding, but also as new categories of sensors, batteries, and components for organic electronics are
created by coating substrates with conducting polymer layers or imprinting technologies.
Keywords: conducting polymers – polypyrrole – coating – polymer composites – carbon nanotubes
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (5) 392–414 (2012)