The effect of poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) stabilizer on the stability of polyaniline-poly (methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) dispersions

Chong Min Koo, B. H. Jeon, I. J. Chung

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The polyaniline (PANI) dispersions have been prepared in acidic aqueous media by oxidative dispersion polymerization in the presence of a polymeric stabilizer. The polymeric stabilizer used in this study is the poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) (PMVEMA) which contains acid groups (-COOH). The PANI-PMVEMA particles have a uniform size and a spherical shape. The PANIPMVEMA dispersions show almost no desorption of the PMVEMA, even though the sonication at 500 W for 20 min and the centrifugation at 500 rpm for 60 min are performed 10 times. The existence of the PMVEMA on the surface is confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The dispersion stability of the PANI-PMVEMA dispersions is extensively influenced by ζ potential which was governed by the acid group (-COOH) of the PMVEMA on the PANIPMVEMA particle surface. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes



  • Poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid)
  • Polyaniline dispersion
  • Stabilization
  • ζ potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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