Is polyaniline underrated ?
In spite of being an "old" polymer, polyaniline (PANI) has attracted a focus interest from various research communities during the last decades. For instance, current major challenges in the fields of energy storage and catalysis require the elaboration of conductive and functionalizable materials with structural tuning at the nanoscale. PANI is a good candidate to address current issues. This talk will focus on two ideas:
(i) How combination of PANI with (electro)click chemistry leads to structured surfaces whose function can be changed.
(ii) How nanostructured PANI-based materials provide original platforms to develop original catalysts.