Diffusion-Cooperative Model for Charge Transport by Redox-Active Nonconjugated Polymers

Kan Sato, Rieka Ichinoi, Ryusuke Mizukami, Takuma Serikawa, Yusuke Sasaki, Jodie Lutkenhaus, Hiroyuki Nishide*, Kenichi Oyaizu

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Charge transport processes in nonconjugated redox-active polymers with electrolytes were studied using a diffusion-cooperative model. For the first time, we quantitatively rationalized that the limited Brownian motion of the redox centers bound to the polymers resulted in the 103-4-fold decline of the bimolecular and heterogeneous charge transfer rate constants, which had been unexplained for half a century. As a next-generation design, a redox-active supramolecular system with high physical mobility was proposed to achieve the rate constant as high as in free solution system (>107 M-1 s-1) and populated site density (>1 mol/L).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1056
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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