Bacterial cellulose/polyaniline nanocomposite film was prepared by the chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline with bacterial cellulose. Polyaniline conducting polymer nanocomposite films with bacterial cellulose fibers was prepared and characterized. In nanocomposite film, the bacterial cellulose was fully encapsulated with polyaniline by direct polymerization of the respective monomers using the oxidant and dopant. These bacterial cellulose/polyaniline nanocomposite films materials exhibited the inherent properties of both components. The deposition of a polyaniline on the bacterial cellulose surface was characterized by SEM. XPS revealed a higher doping level of the nanocomposite films doped with p-TSA dopant. From the cyclic voltammetry results, the polyaniline polymer was thermodynamically stable because redox peaks of electrochemical transitions in the voltagrams were maintained in bacterial cellulose/polyaniline nanocomposite films.
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- Bacterial cellulose
- Conducting polymer
- Electrical conductivity
- Nanocomposite film