Hierarchical hybrids of carbon nanotubes in amphiphilic poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polyaniline through a facile method: from smooth to thorny.

A facile approach was developed to synthesize conjugated block copolymer (BCP) poly(ethylene oxide)-b-polyaniline (PEO-PANI). Aldehyde group-terminated PEO was prepared by an esterification reaction of p-formylbenzoic acid and PEO and then reacted with PANI from chemical oxidative polymerization. FT-IR, (1)H NMR, and GPC results indicated that BCPs with… CONTINUE READING