Solution Processable Conducting Polymer: Polyaniline-Polyelectrolyte Complexes
Conducting polymers have novel electrical and optical properties that are potentially useful for applications in electroluminescence display, rechargeable batteries, electrochromic windows, chemical sensors, electromagnetic shielding and anti-electrostatic films. However, these new materials are less adaptable to industrial processes than the traditional synthetic polymers. One of the problems is that conducting polymers are difficult to be solubilized in any solvent, thus lacking solution processability during a manufacturing process. In this article we discuss a new molecular complex of polyaniline that is soluble in water and in polar organic solvents.