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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/375324

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