Metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes

Yongping Zha, Melanie L. Disabb-Miller, Zachary D. Johnson, Michael Anthony Hickner, Gregory N. Tew

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Abstract

Here we present the first metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes (AEMs), which were synthesized by copolymerization and cross-linking of a norbornene monomer functionalized with a water-soluble bis(terpyridine) ruthenium(II) complex and dicyclopentadiene. Each ruthenium complex has two associated counteranions, unlike most ammonium- and phosphonium-based membranes with single cation-anion pairs. The resulting AEMs show anion conductivities and mechanical properties comparable to those of traditional quaternary-ammonium- based AEMs as well as good alkaline stability and methanol tolerance. These results suggest that metal-cation-based polymers hold promise as a new class of materials for anion-conducting applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4493-4496
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2012

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Anions
Cations
Ion exchange
Negative ions
Positive ions
Metals
Membranes
dicyclopentadiene
Ruthenium
Ammonium Compounds
Copolymerization
Methanol
Polymers
Monomers
Mechanical properties
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Zha, Y., Disabb-Miller, M. L., Johnson, Z. D., Hickner, M. A., & Tew, G. N. (2012). Metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(10), 4493-4496. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja211365r
Zha, Yongping ; Disabb-Miller, Melanie L. ; Johnson, Zachary D. ; Hickner, Michael Anthony ; Tew, Gregory N. / Metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2012 ; Vol. 134, No. 10. pp. 4493-4496.
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Zha, Y, Disabb-Miller, ML, Johnson, ZD, Hickner, MA & Tew, GN 2012, 'Metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, no. 10, pp. 4493-4496. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja211365r

Metal-cation-based anion exchange membranes. / Zha, Yongping; Disabb-Miller, Melanie L.; Johnson, Zachary D.; Hickner, Michael Anthony; Tew, Gregory N.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 134, No. 10, 14.03.2012, p. 4493-4496.

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