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Towards Robust Electroactive Biomaterials

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Publication date10/07/2017
Number of pages1
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13) - ACC Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 10/07/201713/07/2017
Conference number: 13
http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/21273/13th-international-conference-on-materials-chemistry-mc13

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13)
Abbreviated titleMC13
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period10/07/1713/07/17
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Abstract

Organic electronic materials based on carbon nanotubes, graphene and conducting polymers have interesting optical and electronic properties and have attracted interest for a variety of applications in the technical and medical industries (e.g. batteries, bioactuators, biosensors, electronics, tissue engineering). Examples of conducting polymers include: polyacetylene, polyaniline, polythiophene, polyisothionaphthene, polyparavinylene, polyparaphenylene, polyparaphenylene sulfide, and polypyrrole. Polypyrrole is an interesting candidate polymer because of its biocompatibility and stability under atmospheric conditions, however, one of its drawbacks include poor mechanical properties and processability. With a view to enhancing the mechanical properties of polypyrrole films we have electrochemically produced a series of films including different amounts of biopolymers, and studied them with a variety of techniques (microscopy, spectroscopy etc.).