The collection of topics in this book reflect the recent advances in preparation, properties and applications of polyanilines and functionalised polyanilines. Furthermore, this book provides a unique opportunity for readers to explore in one place new and exciting research on nanostructured polyanilines and functionalised polyanilines that has been published recently. It combines a comprehensive review of recent research on polyaniline based conducting polymers with a critical review of the results of this research and detailed descriptions of experimental procedures for the various synthetic methods. In particular, novel methods of synthesis and potential future methods of production of nanostructured polyaniline-based materials for industrial applications, such as enhanced microwave synthesis and electrospinning, are discussed in detail.
Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She has been actively engaged as researcher, innovator and science leader in cross-faculty polymer chemistry research at the University of Auckland, with a focus to link academic research with New Zealand industry needs.Graham Bowmaker is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His main research interests are vibrational and magnetic resonance spectroscopy applied to the study of structure and bonding in inorganic and materials chemistry, especially electrically conducting polymers. He is the author of 284 research papers. Zoran Zujovic is a Senior Research Fellow and a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His primary research interests span solid-state NMR spectroscopy, materials science and nanostructured electrically conducting polymers and their conduction properties and formation mechanisms.