Preparation, Solubility, and Electrical Properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Poly(1-vinyl-1,2,4-triazole) Composites via in situ Functionalization

TEKİN N., KARA A. , Beyaz S. K. , Simsek E., Cakmak G., GÜNEY H. Y. , ...More

POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, vol.53, no.8, pp.840-850, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03602559.2014.886050
  • Page Numbers: pp.840-850


The chemically modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)/poly(1-vinyl-1,2,4-triazole) (PVTri) composites were prepared via in situ emulsion polymerization. The morphological and structural properties of the surface-modified MWCNT and the synthesized MWCNT/PVTri composites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The electrical properties of the composite material were analyzed by conductivity measurements. The thermal analysis and the T-g value of the polymer were determined by differential scanning calorimetry technique. The obtained novel MWCNT/PVTri composites exhibited excellent solubility and possessed a slightly higher glass transition temperature than that of the pure polymer.