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Transport and phase dynamics of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) doped plastically crystalline N-methyl-N-propylpyrrolidinium tetrafluoroborate

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posted on 16.01.2006, 00:00 authored by J Efthimiadis, G Annat, Jim Efthimiadis, D MacFarlane, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth
The plastic crystal phase forming N-methyl-N-propylpyrrolidinium tetrafluoroborate organic salt (P13BF4) was combined with 2, 5 and 10 wt.% poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP). The ternary 2 wt.% PVP/2 wt.% LiBF4/P13BF4 was also investigated. Thermal analysis, conductivity, optical thermomicroscopy, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (11B, 19F, 1H, 7Li) were used to probe the fundamental transport processes. Both the onset of phase I and the final melting temperature were reduced with increasing additions of PVP. Conductivity in phase I was 2.6 × 10− 4 S cm− 1 5.2 × 10− 4 S cm− 1 1.1 × 10− 4 S cm− 1 and 3.9 × 10− 5 S cm− 1 for 0, 2, 5 and 10 wt.%PVP/P13BF4, respectively. Doping with 2 wt.% LiBF4 increased the conductivity by up to an order of magnitude in phase II. Further additions of 2 wt.% PVP slightly reduced the conductivity, although it remained higher than for pure P13BF4.

History

Journal

Solid state ionics

Volume

177

Issue

1-2

Pagination

95 - 104

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0167-2738

eISSN

1872-7689

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Elsevier B.V.