Enhanced proton conduction in polymer electrolyte membranes with acid-functionalized polysilsesquioxane

Kenji Miyatake, Takahiro Tombe, Yohei Chikashige, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masahiro Watanabe

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) In the membrane: A simple but effective approach to improving the conducting properties of polymer electrolyte membranes has been developed by incorporating acid-functionalized polysilsesquioxane (SiOPS). The nanocomposite membranes showed 30 times higher proton conductivity than that of the original membrane and may find application in sensors, batteries, and most likely fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6646-6649
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conducting materials
  • Membranes
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
  • Polymers
  • Proton transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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