Study of biocompatible polymer blend films with tuneable band gap



In present communication, an attempt is made to prepare and study structural, optical, and electrical properties of biocompatible polyvinylchloride (PVC)-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) blend films taken in ratio of 1:1 doped with conducting polymer Polypyrrole (PPy).The XRD spectra revealed amorphous nature of all the films under investigation. The Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) study of conducting polymer doped blend films indicate a significant change in the intermolecular/intramolecular interactions taking place. The study on electrical properties of conducting polymer doped blend films show better conduction of current as compared to that of blend film without conducting polymer and dopant concentration dependent electrical conductivity and conduction mechanism. The results of optical study of conducting polymer doped blend films revealed the possibility of band gap modification from wide band gap to small band gap with suitable doping concentration. These biocompatible blend films with tuneable optical and electrical properties can be potential material for use in fields of photonic biosensors, solar cell and optoelectronics field.


Polyvinylchloride, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Polypyrrole, blend films, bandgap

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