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Novel PLA-Based conductive polymer composites for biomedical applications

Shah, A. M. and Kadir, M. R. A. and Razak, S. I. A. (2017) Novel PLA-Based conductive polymer composites for biomedical applications. JOM, 69 (12). pp. 2838-2843. ISSN 1047-4838

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In this study, the electrical conductivity of polylactic acid (PLA)-based composites has been improved using polyaniline (PANI) with two different solvents: dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid and citric acid. The effects of various factors including PLA quantity, solvent concentration, type of solvent and thickness on the resistivity were investigated using the design of experiments. The experimental plan was based on irregular fraction design to develop the regression models. The results revealed that the proposed mathematical models were sufficient and could describe the performance of resistivity of PLA within the limits of a factor. The findings also indicated that thickness had the most significant effect on the resistivity of PLA, while the effect of the type of solvent was of least significance. Moreover, it was illustrated that, by incorporating two different solvents into PANI, the resistivity could be changed for further applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:electrical conductivity, polylactic acid (PLA)
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:76378
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Jun 2018 06:25
Last Modified:30 Jun 2018 06:25

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