Conducting polymer/clay nanocomposites and their applications

Fei Fei Fang, Hyoung Jin Choi, Jinsoo Joo

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This review aims at reporting on interesting and potential aspects of conducting polymer/clay nanocomposites with regard to their preparation, characteristics and engineering applications. Various conducting polymers such as polyaniline, polypyrrole and copolyaniline are introduced and three different preparation methods of synthesizing conducting polymer/clay nanocomposites are being emphasized. Morphological features, structure characteristics and thermal degradation behavior are explained based on SEM/TEM images, XRD pattern analyses and TGA/DSC graphs, respectively. Attentions are also being paid on conductive/magnetic performances as well as two potential applications in anti-corrosion coating and electrorheological (ER) fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1581
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr


  • Anti-corrosion coating
  • Clay
  • Conducting polymer
  • Electrorheology
  • Nanocomposite
  • Polyaniline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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