Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2004, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (11): 1287-1291.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20041101

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Chemically Modified AAO Template and Application to PANI Nanowires Synthesis

Zhou Jian-Zhang; Dong Ping; Cai Cheng-Dong; Lin Zhong-Hua   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
  • Received:2004-07-27 Revised:2004-08-28 Published:2004-11-15
  • Contact: Lin Zhong-Hua

Abstract: A novel strategy has been developed to fabricate PANI nanowires or nanotubes with smaller diameter in AAO template by chemical modification of selected surfactants. With the assistance of surfactant octadecanoic acid (R18), we got the PANI nanowires which diameter is 7 nm in AAO pores with a diameter of 14 nm. By comparing different surfactants, we concluded that by assembling selected surfactant with different length alky group to AAO templates, the diameters of polymer nanowires or nanotubes could be controlled.

Key words: Chemical modification of template,  AAO template,  Small-scale polymer nanowires