Phthalocyanine-based electrically conductive, processible molecular/macromolecular hybrid materials

Tamotsu Inabe, Wen Bin Liang, Joseph F. Lomax, Shuhei Nakamura, Joseph W. Lyding, William J. McCarthy, Stephen H. Carr, Carl R. Kannewurf, Tobin J. Marks

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This contribution relates new information on the properties of electrically conductive, processible Ni(Pc)/polymer/I2 hybrid materials. Both the temperature and composition dependence of the electrical conductivity of Ni(Pc)/Kevlar/I2 fibres are strongly reminiscent of the behaviour of composites. Using a variant of our fibre spinning methodology, it is also possible to produce Ni(Pc)/Kevlar/I2 ribbons. Polarized resonance Raman spectroscopy indicates that the ribbons are structurally anisotropic (Ni(Pc)I c axes are preferentially aligned in the extrusion direction), while four-probe transport measurements indicate significant anisotropy in the conductivity ( σ{norm of matrix} σhu ≈ 8 where {norm of matrix} denotes the extrusion direction). This anisotropy is nearly temperature independent. Electrically conductive fibres can also be prepared using Nomex or poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisthiazole) (PBT) instead of Kevlar as the host polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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