Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 3002–3005 | Cite as

Facile fabrication of silver/polypyrrole composites by the modified silver mirror reaction

  • Wenqin WangEmail author
  • Gaoquan Shi
  • Ruifeng Zhang


Noble metal nanomaterials (gold, silver, palladium)/Polypyrrole (PPy) composites are attractive materials due to PPy’s excellent environmental stability, good redox properties, and the ability to give high electrical conductivities [1, 2] as well as the unique optical, catalytic and electrochemical properties of noble metal nanoparticles [3, 4, 5].

Controlling the shape and nanostructure of two components is an important strategy to define the composite the properties [6, 7]. Recently, noble metal/PPy composites with various morphologies and nanostructures, such as silver–polypyrrole coaxial nanocables [8], gold nanocrystal-coated polypyrrole nanotubules [9], core-shell Ag@PPy-CS [10], gold nanoparticls/PPy composites [11] have been fabricated by chemical or electrochemical approaches.

Herein, we report a facile way to prepare Ag/PPy composite by the silver mirror reaction. Compared with the ingenious approach, this method does not require complex process. In this method,...


Polypyrrole Silver Nitrate Aluminum Nitrate Silver Nitrate Solution Silver Nanostructures 
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This work was supported by Education Department of Zhejiang Province (Y200804576) and K.C.Wong Magna Fund in Ningbo University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory Base of Novel Functional Materials and Preparation Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Chemical EngineeringNingbo UniversityNingboPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Laboratory of Bio-organic PhosphorousTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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