Patent Number: 7,713,446

Title: Synthesis of nanofibers of polyaniline and substituted derivatives

Abstract: Novel, simple methods are presented directed to the synthesis of nanofibers of polyaniline and substituted derivatives. The production of these fibers is achieved via various methods by controlling the concentration of aniline monomer or substituted aniline derivatives or an oxidant in the reaction medium and maintaining said concentration at a level much lower than conventional polyaniline synthesis methods. Methods are disclosed relating to the use of a permeable membrane to control the release of a monomer and/or oxidant as well as a bulk polymerization method.

Inventors: Epstein; Arthur J. (Bexley, OH), Chiou; Nan-Rong (Columbus, OH)

Assignee: The Ohio State Univeristy

International Classification: H01B 1/00 (20060101); C08G 73/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018