An FT-IR-ATR spectroscopic study of the spontaneous polymerization of pyrrole in iron-exchanged montmorillonite

@inproceedings{Faguy1995AnFS,
  title={An FT-IR-ATR spectroscopic study of the spontaneous polymerization of pyrrole in iron-exchanged montmorillonite},
  author={Peter W. Faguy and Robert A. Lucas and Wanli Ma},
  year={1995}
}
Abstract The oxidative polymerization of pyrrole in montmorillonite clay is followed in real time using in situ FT-IR-ATR spectroscopy. A conducting polymer-clay composite is formed as the ferric sites present at the accessible surfaces of the clay particles chemically oxidize the aromatic heterocycle. The infrared spectra indicate that the conducting polymer formed resembles electrochemically prepared polypyrrole and that, due to mass transport control of the reaction, no evidence of… CONTINUE READING