Design and synthesis of ion-conductive polyphosphazenes for fuel cell applications: Review

Harry R. Allcock, Richard M. Wood

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Abstract

New proton-conductive fuel cell membranes have been produced by the linkage of acidic functional groups to aryloxy side units attached to a polyphosphazene macromolecular chain. The functional groups include sulfonic acid, phosphonic acid, and sulfonimide units. The different functional groups impart different water retention, proton conduction, and methanol resistance to the membranes. Special advantages are foreseen for uses in direct methanol fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2358-2368
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Volume44
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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