Polyaniline (PAn) was doped with phosphonic acid containing hydrophilic tails. The solubility of the doped PAn in water was controlled by changing the length of hydrophilic chain in the dopant. When poly(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether (PEGME) with molecular weight Mw 550 was used as the hydrophilic chain of the dopant, the doped PAn was entirely soluble in water. The film cast from aqueous solution showed good electrochemical redox reversibility. Aqueous solution blending of PAn with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG, Mw 20 000) and poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP, Mw 360 000) was achieved. Percolation threshold of the composite film was lower than 3 wt.%. Electrical conductivity of the composite film was in the range of 10 21 –10 25 S cm 21, depending on molecular weight of the acid and the content of PAn in the composite.
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Polymer Communication Water soluble polyaniline and its blend films prepared by aqueous solution casting / Y.H. Geng, Z.C. Sun, J. Li, X.B. Jing, X.H. Wang, F.S. Wang // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 5723–5727.