Synthesis of Polypyrrole Coated SnO2-ZnO Electrospun Nanofibers via Vapor Phase Polymerization Method

Document Type: Research Paper

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Division of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Materials & Energy Research Center

10.7508/jns.2012.04.004

Abstract

This paper reports the synthesis of polypyrrole coated SnO2/ZnOelectrospunnanofibers via vapor phase polymerization method. In order to prepare one dimensional (SnO2- ZnO)/polypyrrole with the core sheath structure, first SnO2-ZnO composite nanofibers were synthesized via electrospinning method followed by adsorption of Fe 3+  on the surface of the SnO2-ZnO nanofibers and finally pyrrole was polymerized on the surface of the fibers. The results of simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), X- ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the nanofibers confirmed the success of synthesis of (SnO2-ZnO)/polypyrrole core sheath compound.

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