Comparison of PVDF- and FEP-based radiation-grafted alkaline anion-exchange membranes for use in low temperature portable DMFCs
Danks, TN, Slade, RCT and Varcoe, JR (2002) Comparison of PVDF- and FEP-based radiation-grafted alkaline anion-exchange membranes for use in low temperature portable DMFCs Journal of Materials Chemistry, 12 (12). 3371 - 3373. ISSN 0959-9428
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Vinylbenzyl chloride (VBC) has been radiation grafted onto both PVDF and FEP fluoropolymer films. Subsequent amination with trimethylamine and ion-exchange to give the hydroxide ion forms yield anion-exchange membranes (AEMs) suitable for use in low temperature direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) for portable applications. The polymeric backbone of the PVDF-based materials degrades on alkaline treatment; significantly, this is not the case for the FEP-based materials.
|Additional Information:||Copyright 2002 Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
|Depositing User:||Mr Adam Field|
|Date Deposited:||19 Apr 2012 09:26|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2013 19:21|
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