Novel alkaline polymer electrolytes based on tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide

Sun, J., MacFarlane, D. R. and Forsyth, M. 2003, Novel alkaline polymer electrolytes based on tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide, Electrochimica acta, vol. 48, no. 14-16, pp. 1971-1976.

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Title Novel alkaline polymer electrolytes based on tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide
Author(s) Sun, J.
MacFarlane, D. R.
Forsyth, M.
Journal name Electrochimica acta
Volume number 48
Issue number 14-16
Start page 1971
End page 1976
Publisher Elsevier Science Pub. Co.
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2003-06-30
ISSN 0013-4686
1873-3859
Keyword(s) tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide hydrates
alkaline SPEs
conductivity
DSC
proton diffusion
Summary In this work, novel alkaline solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) with tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide (Me4NOH·xH2O) have been developed, without addition of any volatile solvent. It was found that some polymers such as poly(sodium acrylate) had good compatibility with Me4NOH·xH2O. The polymer-Me4NOH·xH2O electrolytes thus prepared in this work appeared to have improved mechanical properties as compared with the pure hydroxide and remained highly conductive in the solid state (102 S cm−1 at ~40 °C). The thermal properties of the alkaline SPEs and the dependence of conductivity on composition and temperature are presented, and the relationships between properties and composition as well as conductivity mechanism for these new systems are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Science Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030274

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
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