Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 15, pp 5047–5049 | Cite as

Preparation and electrorheology of new mesoporous polypyrrole/MCM-41 suspensions

  • Qilin ChengEmail author
  • Ying He
  • Vladimir Pavlinek
  • Anezka Lengalova
  • Chunzhong Li
  • Petr Saha

Encapsulation or self-assembly of conducting polymer within the channels of mesoporous silica is one of the ways to prepare new nanostructured materials [1]. The resulting materials may have unique nanostructures and properties controlled by host-guest interactions, as well as new potential applications, such as in nano-scale electronic, optical devices [2] and electrorheological (ER) fluids [3]. For example, stabilization of conducting polyaniline filaments with mobile charge carriers in mesoporous silica (MCM-41) represents a step toward the design of nanometer electronic devices [4]. In this area, Qiu [5] et al. found the impedance of polyaniline/SBA-15 (SBA-15 is another kind of mesoporous silica with larger pore size and thicker pore wall compared to MCM-41) composites more sensitive to humidity than that of bulk polyaniline, and Choi et al. [3] reported a composite material with conducting polyaniline in MCM-41 channels showing interesting ER properties.

Of conducting polymers,...


Polyaniline Mesoporous Silica High Resolution Transmission Electron Micrographs High Resolution Transmission Electron Micrographs Shear Stress Dependence 



This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (20236020, 20176009); the major basic research project of Shanghai (04DZ14002); the financial support of 973 program (No.2004CB719500). The authors also wish to thank to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MSM 70 88352101) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qilin Cheng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ying He
    • 1
  • Vladimir Pavlinek
    • 2
  • Anezka Lengalova
    • 3
  • Chunzhong Li
    • 1
  • Petr Saha
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Polymer Centre, Faculty of TechnologyTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic
  3. 3.University InstituteTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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