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NBR / Polypyrrole-montmorillonite: synthesis, processing and characterization

Grant number: 11/23742-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal researcher:Roselena Faez
Grantee:Débora França
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Araras , SP, Brazil


Conductive materials based on intrinsic conducting polymers (CP) and elastomers (EL) have attracted much attention due to electrical and mechanical properties presented. These elastomers have several applications such as electromagnetic interference radiation, static dissipation and pressure sensors. The low density of the CP combining with the possibility of modeling the electrical conductivity are the main motivations of using CP as a polymer filler. The addition of CP to elastomers can also be optimized if a nanometric particles is used that facilitate the dispersion and interaction between components. Thus, the addition of hybrid polymer-based conductors based on CP and lamellar inorganic matrices (clay minerals) to elastomers can be an approach to achieve materials with improved electrical conductivity and mechanical properties. The objective of this work is to analyze the mechanical and electrical properties of conductive hybrid elastomer based on polypyrrole, montmorillonite clay (MMT) and nitrile rubber (NBR) prepared by mechanical mixing. First a composite based on PPy and MMT will be prepared follow by addition in NBR by mechanical mixing in the mixing chamber of the rheometer Haake. This mixture is vulcanized, and the vulcanization system will be the object of study. The materials will be characterized thermal, structural, mechanical and morphological and electrical conductivity. Also, pressure sensitivity measurements will be performed to evaluate the potentiality of the material as a pressure sensor. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FRANCA, DEBORA; REBESSI, ANA CLAUDIA; CAMILO, FERNANDA FERRAZ; SOUZA JR, FERNANDO G.; FAEZ, ROSELENA. Pressure Sensibility of Conductive Rubber Based on NBR- and Polypyrrole-Designed Materials. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS, v. 6, AUG 16 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FRANCA, DEBORA; REBESSI, ANA CLAUDIA; LACERDA RUBINGER, CARLA PATRICIA; RIBEIRO, GERALDO MATHIAS; CAMILO, FERNANDA FERRAZ; FAEZ, ROSELENA. Structural and Conductivity Relationship of Binary and Ternary Composites of Polypyrrole, Montmorillonite and Silver. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, v. 17, n. 12, p. 9203-9210, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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