Redox polymers for energy devices

Hiroyuki Nishide*

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Redox-active polymers arc characterized by a dense population of the electron-releasing and-gaining site that allows efficient redox-gradient driven electron- or charge-transport and-storage throughout the polymer layers via self-exchanging reactions. The redox sites are robust nitroxide and phenoxyl, quinones, viologen, etc. The polymers provide surprisingly high current density beyond 1 A/cm2, to yield very rapid charging, high energy density storage and cyclability in the electrode performance. Organic-based, high-power and flexible batteries arc the application examples. A polymcr-bascd hydrogen carrier utilizing the reversible redox or hydrogenation is also introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of the Society of Material Engineering for Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1


  • Charge storage
  • Charge transport
  • Functional polymers
  • Hydrogen carriers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Redox molecules
  • Redox reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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