Ring-opening polymerization of nitroxide-substituted epoxide derivatives and their redox property

Kentaro Yoshimura*, Takeo Suga, Hirovuki Nishide

*Corresponding author for this work

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A nitroxide radical is electrochemically oxidized to the oxoammonium cation(p-type doping) and reduced to the nitroxide reversively. Based on this redox property, we have reported application of the nitroxide radical polymer to an electrode-active material. Epoxide derivatives bearing 2,2,6,6- tetramethylpipelidine-A/-oxyl were synthesized and polymerized by ring-opening polymerization. In this report, the obtained polymers were characterized by IR, elemental analysis, ESR and SQUID measurement. Redox property of these radical polymers was examined by cyclic voltammetry. The cycle performance during charging and discharging of the fabricated cell displayed a plateau voltage at 3.7 V, and no significant deterioration in the capacity was observed more than 100 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 19
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • Epoxide
  • Nitroxide radical
  • Radical polymer
  • Ring-opening polymerization
  • Secondary battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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