Molecular mobility, ion mobility and mobile ion concentration in polyethylene oxide-based polyurethane ionomers

Daniel Fragiadakis, Shichen Dou, Ralph H. Colby, James Runt

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Abstract

The segmental and local chain dynamics as well as the transport of Na + and Li+ cations in a series of model polyethylene oxide)-based polyurethane ionomers is investigated using dielectric relaxation spectroscopy. A physical model of electrode polarization is employed to separately determine mobile ion concentration and ion mobility in these single-ion conductors. A model including unpaired ions, separated ion pairs, and contact ion pairs is used to reconcile the very small fraction of free ions obtained using the electrode polarization model with those of previous studies of ion association in polyether-based single-ion conducting and salt-containing systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5723-5728
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume41
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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