Conducting polymer composite materials for hydrogen generation

Bjorn Winther Jensen, Kevin Fraser, Chun Ong, Maria Forsyth, Douglas R. MacFarlane

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1730
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 18
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Winther Jensen, B., Fraser, K., Ong, C., Forsyth, M., & MacFarlane, D. R. (2010). Conducting polymer composite materials for hydrogen generation. Advanced Materials, 22(15), 1727-1730. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200902934