Polyaniline and their Conductive Polymer Blends: A Short Review

Saiful Izwan Abd Razak, Wan Aizan Wan Abdul Rahman, Shahrir Hashim, Mohd Yazid Yahya


This short review discusses recent research regarding conductive polymeric blends containing polyaniline (PANI). Conducting PANI was reviewed in view of their properties to be used as a conducting component in several polymer matrix composites. Conductive PANI blends shows promise since the discovery of conducting polymers itself. These composite materials have introduced practical applications in various fields, including electromagnetic shielding and microwave absorption, static electricity dissipation, conducting membrane materials, conductive paint coatings and sensor materials. Highlights were made on PANI containing composites of polyethylene, polyamides, rubbers and elastomers, including other conventional thermoplastics and thermosets. Their electrical properties (percolation threshold and resistivity), blends preparation, drawbacks and potential usage were discussed in detail.


Polyaniline; Conducting polymers; Percolation threshold; Conductive composites;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11113/mjfas.v9n2.86


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