Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 283, Issue 2, pp 125–132

Polypyrrole tubes via casting of pyrrole-β-naphthalenesulfonic acid rods

Original Contribution

DOI: 10.1007/s00396-004-1135-y

Cite this article as:
Díez, I., Tauer, K. & Schulz, B. Colloid Polym Sci (2004) 283: 125. doi:10.1007/s00396-004-1135-y


A comprehensive study gives experimental evidence that a complex made from pyrrole and β-naphthalenesulfonic acid in a molar composition of 3:1 acts as morphological precursor in the subsequent oxidative polymerization of pyrrole initiated with ammonium peroxodisulfate. The precursor complex itself is unable to polymerize but its outer parallelepipedal shape with a high aspect ratio is templated in the inner surface of the formed conducting polypyrrole tubes.


PolypyrroleOxidative polymerizationβ-Naphthalenesulfonic acidComplex formation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center Thin Organic and Biochemical FilmsUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute of Colloids and InterfacesGolmGermany