Novel aromatic polymer electrolyte with comb-like structure: Synthesis and properties

Yi Li, Tomohiro Yasuda, Kenji Miyatake, Masahiro Watanabe*

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A novel aromatic polymer electrolyte with pendant sulfodecyloxy groups was synthesized. The monomer 4, bis[2-(10′-sulfodecyloxy)-5-chlorophenyl] sulfone, was synthesized from bis(2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl)sulfide via bromoalkylation, oxidation, and sulfonation, and then polymerized via Ni-catalyzed C-C coupling polymerization to afford the title polymer electrolyte 6. The polymer 6 was isolated as a brown powder with molecular weight of M̄w = 12000. The high decomposition temperature of 6 (200 °C) was confirmed by TG/DTA-MS measurement. Proton conductivity of 6 was measured using porous polyimide membrane as a supporting substrate. The pore-filled membrane showed 1 × 10-5 S · cm-1 of the proton conductivity at 80°C and 90% RH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2390-2395
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Fuel cells
  • Ni-catalyzcd coupling polymerization
  • Polymer electrolyte
  • Proton conductivity
  • Sulfonic acid groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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