Synthesis of triblock copolymers composed of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) and ionic liquid segments

Chalathorn Chanthad, Kevin A. Masser, Kui Xu, James Patrick Runt, Qing Wang

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Abstract

A new class of ionic liquid-containing triblock copolymers have been prepared via RAFT polymerization of the imidazolium methacrylate monomer using a telechelic fluoropolymer as the macro-chain transfer agent. It is found that the anionic counterion has a direct impact on the thermal properties, ionic conductivity and segmental dynamics of the polymers. The temperature dependence of the ionic conductivity is well described by the Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher model, suggesting that ion motion is closely coupled to segmental motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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