Conducting polymer composite materials for hydrogen generation

Winther-Jensen, Bjorn, Fraser, Kevin, Ong, Chun, Forsyth, Maria and MacFarlane, Douglas R. 2010, Conducting polymer composite materials for hydrogen generation, Advanced materials, vol. 22, no. 15, pp. 1727-1730.

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Title Conducting polymer composite materials for hydrogen generation
Author(s) Winther-Jensen, Bjorn
Fraser, Kevin
Ong, Chun
Forsyth, Maria
MacFarlane, Douglas R.
Journal name Advanced materials
Volume number 22
Issue number 15
Start page 1727
End page 1730
Total pages 4
Publisher Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2010-04-18
ISSN 0935-9648
1521-4095
Keyword(s) hydrogen generation
conducting polymers
composite materials
PEDOT
catalysis
Summary A novel conducting polymer/non-conducting polymer composite (PEDOT/PEG), produced by vapor phase polymerization of PEDOT in the presence of PEG, shows stable electrocatalytic reduction of protons to hydrogen with conversion currents and over-potential comparable to platinum. The swelling of the composite by PEG and especially its ability to coordinate protons seems to be essential for the catalytic activity of the composite.
Language eng
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 850402 Hydrogen-based Energy Systems (incl. Internal Hydrogen Combustion Engines)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031047

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