Tuning low frequency dielectric properties of flexible ternary polymer blend film reinforced with bio- ionic liquid for the application in green electronics


  • Vaishali Bhavsar Applied Sciences and Humanities Department SAL College of Engineering, SAL Education, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Author
  • Deepti Tripathi Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Author




Bio ionic liquid, choline acetate, polyvinylchloride, polyvinylpyrrolidone, polypyrrole


Biofriendly conducting polymeric blends and composites exhibiting high dielectric constant and dielectric loss are promising for applications as  sensors, actuators,  microwave absorbing materials, fuel cells and biomedical applications. A great deal of work is reported  on using fillers such as conductive nanomaterials, bio ceramics, carbon nanotubes, graphene etc in blends of Polyvinylchloride, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Polymethylmethacrylate, Polyvinyl alcohol with conducting polymer Polypyrrole, Polyaniline for enhancing their conductivities, tailoring  dielectric and electrical, thermal and surface properties of such polymeric materials. However, appropriate dispersion of such fillers in polymeric matrices remains technically challenging. In this regard, bio-ionic liquids have emerged as a novel class of  materials  and their combination with specific polymer blends opens the possibility to develop smart novel materials with different morphologies. Present work aims  to explore the low  frequency dielectric properties  exhibited by free standing, flexible, biofriendly/biodegradable ternary polymer blend film of Polyvinylchloride-Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Polypyrrole reinforced with choline acetate. The detailed analysis of  low frequency dielectric properties authenticates that addition of choline acetate result in modifying the dielectric properties of ternary polymer blend film.. The harmlessness of these films was confirmed from disk diffusion test indicating their benign nature towards  (Escherichia coli) (CFT073) and (Bacillus subtilis). Therefore, the developed films can potentially be used for various scale multifunctional dielectric and electrical  applications working in close contact with living matter, green electronics and   various health monitoring systems.


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