New functions of polymeric cobalt complexes were examined using their oxygen-binding reactions in the solid state. An oxygen-releasing device was prepared by compositing the oxygen-binding but electrically insulating cobalt-Schiff-base or -porphyrin complex with a conductive carbon powder. The device quickly released the absorbed oxygen in response to an applied voltage. A polymer film containing the cobalt-Schiff-base complex reversibly stretched in response to the atmospheric oxygen concentration. The driving force of the stretching of the film was attributed to the crystal structure change of the complex before and after the oxygen-binding.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 May|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics