|Linear sulfonated polyimides containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in main chain for proton exchange membranes|
|Gong, CL(宫琛亮); Zhang, Shujiang|
|Source Publication||Journal of Power Sources
|Abstract||Linear sulfonated polyimides (SPI's) incorporating a difunctional POSS unit, namely Phenyl8bisaniline-POSS, in the backbone of the main chain at concentration levels of 3, 5 and 10 mol% yield proton exchange membranes. Compared with other POSS hybrid membranes fabricated by direct blending or cross-linking methods, the ultrafine POSS aggregates show more uniform distribution and the obtained SPI-POSS co-polymers exhibit dramatically enhanced comprehensive properties as proton exchange membranes. The results reveal that the POSS in the SPI main chain facilitates the dispersion of POSS as a nano-filler and increases the confined bound water molecules within the formation of continuous proton transformation channels, thereby increasing the proton conductivity in comparison with the plain SPI without POSS. For example, the POSS-SPI membranes with 5 and 10 mol% POSS show higher conductivity in comparison to the POSS free SPI (0.114 and 0.132 S cm-1vs. 0.0998 S cm-1) at 80 °C. Moreover, the obtained POSS-SPI membranes also process enhanced oxidative and hydrolytic stabilities, low swelling ratio combined with high water uptake, adequate thermal stability and mechanical properties, as well as low methanol permeability. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
Bound water molecules
Low methanol permeability
Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes
Proton exchange membranes
|Project Number||National Natural Science Foundation of China 
; Fundamental Research for Central Universities [lzujbky-2015-25]
Gong, Chenliang,Zhang, Shujiang. Linear sulfonated polyimides containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in main chain for proton exchange membranes[J]. Journal of Power Sources,2015,2015(290):42-52.
Gong, Chenliang,&Zhang, Shujiang.(2015).Linear sulfonated polyimides containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in main chain for proton exchange membranes.Journal of Power Sources,2015(290),42-52.
Gong, Chenliang,et al."Linear sulfonated polyimides containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in main chain for proton exchange membranes".Journal of Power Sources 2015.290(2015):42-52.
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