# Polymer problem

1. Mar 2, 2010

### avantika

i have reacted zno2 wth Dodecyl benezene sulphonic acid and aniline for the incorporation of zno2 in the matrix of polyaniline.after xrd i m nt getting the exact peaks of zno2 in my composite..can u tell me why? is it forming any complex or wat?

Thanks

2. Mar 13, 2010

### clustro

Are you certain a reaction has actually occurred?

Perhaps the $$ZnO_2$$ has merely been dispersed into the polymer, and not actually reacted.

Also, are you sure you are using $$ZnO_2$$ and not $$ZnO$$? (I didn't know there was a $$ZnO_2$$ -.-)

3. Mar 13, 2010

### espen180

There is; Zinc Peroxide. The oxidation number of oxygen should be -1 in this compound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_peroxide