Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 21, pp 6883–6888 | Cite as

Fabrication of polypyrrole/layered niobate nanocomposite and its electrochemical behavior

  • Juanjuan Ma
  • Heng Jiang
  • Ningze Zhuo
  • Jingfei Li
  • Jiawei Lu
  • Junyan Gong
  • Xingyou Xu
  • Zhiwei TongEmail author


Polypyrrole/layered niobate (PPy–Nb6O17) nanocomposite has been synthesized by the intercalation of pyrrole monomer into the layer structure of organo-modified niobate followed by the subsequent in situ polymerization of pyrrole in the interlayer spaces. The microstructure and morphology characterizations for the resulting material have been investigated by means of XRD, FTIR, and SEM. On the basis of the experimental results, the mechanism for the formation of PPy chains within the confined galleries of the inorganic host material is presented. The cyclic voltammogram of the PPy–Nb6O17 nanocomposite thin film exhibits a fine diffusion-controlled electrode process, which hints the possibility of being utilized as an electrode modifying material.


Polyaniline Pyrrole MoS2 Polypyrrole Interlayer Space 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50873042, 21001048) and the Scientific Research Program of the HuaiHai Institute of Technology (Z2009021). The authors are also grateful to the Jiangsu Marine Resource Development Research Institute Foundation (JSIMR10E06).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juanjuan Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heng Jiang
    • 1
  • Ningze Zhuo
    • 1
  • Jingfei Li
    • 1
  • Jiawei Lu
    • 1
  • Junyan Gong
    • 1
  • Xingyou Xu
    • 2
    • 3
  • Zhiwei Tong
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringHuaihai Institute of TechnologyLianyungangChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Ministry of EducationNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.School of Life Science and Chemical EngineeringHuaiyin Institute of TechnologyHuaianChina
  4. 4.SORST, Japan Science and Technology (JST)TsukubaJapan

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