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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2021.19.11.NQ21185

Spectroscopic Studies of Polypyrrole - PVA Reinforced Iraqi Bentonite Clay Composites

Shaymaa Hadi Al-Rubaye, Eman Hammod Abdullah and Amar Al-Keisy

Abstract

The mixture of Polypyrrole solution with polyvinyl alcohol reinforced Iraqi Bentonite clay are used for preparing a composite that investigated in this study. The weight percentage of bentonite used is 5, 10, 15, and 20 and the particle size selected is less than 75 μm. Composite samples prepared has a thickness of 0.15mm and dimensions of 2.6×2.8 cm2. The optical properties of polymer composites were studied using UV-Vis spectroscopy. The values of optical energy gap decreased from 5.44, 5.41, 5.38 and 5.28 eV for the 5, 10, 15, and 20 wt% of bentonite respectively, and the absorption coefficient increased. The extinction coefficient increases with increasing additive bentonite and decreases as the incident wave length increase. The present work is very important for tailoring the optical response of Polypyrrole – bentonite composites according to specific requirements.

Keywords

Polypyrrole, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Composite, Bentonite Clay, UV-Vis Light.

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