Fabrication of conductive cotton by electroless plating method with supercritical carbon dioxide

Yoshio Iwai, Sho Sameshima, Setsuko Yonezawa, Shigeo Katayama

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Palladium(II) hexafluoroacetylacetonate was impregnated into cotton cloth at 80 °C and 20 MPa for 2 h by supercritical CO2. Then, the cotton cloth was immersed in NaBH4 aqueous solution at 50 °C for 2 h for reduction. Many Pd particles were observed not only on the surface of the cotton, but also inside of the cotton by TEM analysis. The cotton cloth was immersed in an electroless copper plating liquid with applying ultrasonic at 40 °C for 15 min. The plated layer on the surface of cotton was uniform in thickness and adhered strongly to the cotton cloth. The conductivities of copper plated cloth were high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Supercritical Fluids
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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