Ionically conducting and photoresponsive liquid crystalline terpolymers

towards multifunctional polymer electrolytes

Laura Vanti, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Daniel Zaton, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, Marco Giacinti-Baschetti, Corrie T. Imrie, Amparo Ribes-Greus, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

We have prepared a series of new ionically conducting polymer electrolytes consisting of side-chain liquid crystal terpolymers with mesogenic azobenzenes, sulfonic acid groups and methyl methacrylate. The poly[10-(4-methoxyazobenzene -4’-oxy)decyl methacrylate]-co-poly[2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid]-co-poly[methyl methacrylate]s, 10-MeOAzB/AMPS/MMA terpolymers, were synthesised by a one-pot conventional radical polymerisation. All samples were characterised by NMR, GPC/SEC, FT-IR, POM, XRD, DSC, UV-visible spectrophotometry and EIS. The terpolymers have light responsive properties, and exhibit liquid crystallinity over a wide range of compositions. Above a certain threshold of AMPS content, the 10-MeOAzB/AMPS/MMA terpolymers exhibit ionic conductivities in the 10-8-10-4 Scm-1 range, with signs of decoupling of ionic mobility from segmental motions of the polymer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-132
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume109
Early online date23 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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AMPS (satellite payload)
Terpolymers
Electrolytes
Polymers
electrolytes
Crystalline materials
conduction
Methacrylates
polymers
Liquids
liquids
ionic mobility
sulfonic acid
conducting polymers
spectrophotometry
polymethyl methacrylate
Liquid Crystals
decoupling
ion currents
Azobenzene

Keywords

  • side-chain liquid crystal polymers
  • polymer electrolytes
  • light responsive materials

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Ionically conducting and photoresponsive liquid crystalline terpolymers : towards multifunctional polymer electrolytes. / Vanti, Laura; Alauddin, Sakinah Mohd; Zaton, Daniel; Aripin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul; Giacinti-Baschetti, Marco; Imrie, Corrie T.; Ribes-Greus, Amparo; Martinez-Felipe, Alfonso (Corresponding Author).

In: European Polymer Journal, Vol. 109, 12.2018, p. 124-132.

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Vanti, Laura ; Alauddin, Sakinah Mohd ; Zaton, Daniel ; Aripin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul ; Giacinti-Baschetti, Marco ; Imrie, Corrie T. ; Ribes-Greus, Amparo ; Martinez-Felipe, Alfonso. / Ionically conducting and photoresponsive liquid crystalline terpolymers : towards multifunctional polymer electrolytes. In: European Polymer Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 109. pp. 124-132.
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