Synthesis of Conductive Cocoon Silk Composites
Research and development
- Kaitsuka Yuki
Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Ibaraki), Japan
- Goto Hiromasa
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Ibaraki), Japan
Nr DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1227877
Herein we report on the preparation of polyaniline (PANI) composite using a cocoon by in situ chemical oxidative polymerisation. The composites thus prepared were characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), infrared (IR), and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. We confirmed the PANI/cocoon composite and subsequent carbonisation allowed the formation of micro-sized wafer-shaped carbon. The polymerisation reaction occurs in a chiral reaction field of the silk surface, which can be referred to as bio-interface polymerisation.
electron spin resonance, polyaniline, secondary doping, silk.
Kaitsuka Y, Goto H. Synthesis of Conductive Cocoon Silk Composites. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2017; 25, 1(121): 17-22. DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1227877
Published in issue no 1 (121) / 2017, pages 17–22.