Preparation, characterization and performance of conducting polypyrrole composites based on polysulfone

A. Bhattacharya*, D. C. Mukherjee, J. M. Gohil, Yogesh Singh, S. Kundu

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The poor applicability of conducting polymers due to the limitations of processibility has motivated researchersto prepare their composites. Diffusive chemical oxidative polymerization technique of pyrrole is employed toprepare polypyrrole-polysulfone (PPy-Psf) composite membranes. FTIR, TGA and AFM studies have been carriedout to provide evidence for incorporation of pyrrole moiety as well as to characterize the composites. The polysulfone-polypyrrole composite membranes show the potential of removing sodium chloride and magnesium sulfate fromthe solution to a certain extent. The study reveals that salt rejection performance of the composite membranesdepends on the FeCl 3 dopant concentration, and it follows the order R MgSO4 > R NaCl .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-372
Number of pages7
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 1 2008


  • Composite
  • Membrane
  • Polypyrrole
  • Polysulfone
  • Rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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