Preparation of Polypyrrole/Silver Conductive Polyester Fabric by UV Exposure

Xiaofei Wang 1 , Ailan Wan 1 , Gaoming Jiang 1 , Rafiu King Raji 2  and Dongzheng Yu 1
  • 1 Engineering Research Center of Knitting Technology, Ministry of Education, 214122, Wuxi, China
  • 2 Department of Fashion Engineering, Glorious Sun Guangdong School of Fashion, 516007, Huizhou, China

Abstract

In this study, polypyrrole/silver (PPy/Ag) conductive polyester fabric was synthesized via an in-situ polymerization method under UV exposure, using silver nitrate (AgNO3) as an oxidizing agent in the presence of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The effect of the preparation processes on the properties of the conductive fabric was studied experimentally, and the optimal preparation process of the conductive fabric was obtained. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) showed the chemical structural properties of the PPy/Ag conductive polyester fabric. X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirmed the presence of silver nanoparticles in the prepared material. Furthermore, subsequent test results proved that the PPy/Ag conductive polyester fabric prepared by UV irradiation had good electrical conductivity and antibacterial property. The sheet resistance of the prepared conductive fabric was 61.54 Ω • sq−1.

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