Preparation of Polyurethane (PU)/ Polyaniline (PANI) Compound Nanofiber via Electrospinning
In this paper polyurethane (PU) / polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers were successfully prepared via electrospinning with N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) mixture (1:2 mass ratio). The morphology, diameter and structure of the electrospun nanofibers were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the diameter distribution of nanofibers was measured by Image-Pro Plus. Results indicate that the morphology, diameter and uniformity of the fibers were influenced by solution concentration, applied voltage, capillary–screen distance and flow rate greatly, and the finer and uniform nanofibers were electrospun from total solid content of the spinning solutions at 8 wt. %, PU and PANI with ratio of 10/1 (w/w), the spinning voltage at 35 kV, the collecting distance at 15 cm and the extruding speed at 6 ml/h.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
L. W. Liu et al., "Preparation of Polyurethane (PU)/ Polyaniline (PANI) Compound Nanofiber via Electrospinning", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1352-1356, 2011