A biopolymer composite material as an anhydrous proton-conducting membrane

Masanori Yamada, Itaru Honma

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Abstract

What a waste! A highly effective proton-conducting biopolymer has been prepared from imidazole and chitin phosphate, which is an environmentally benign, low-cost, and commonly discarded biopolymer (see picture). The composite material has a conductivity of 7 × 10-3 S cm-1 at 150°C under anhydrous (water-free) conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3688-3691
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 12
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conducting materials
  • Heterocycles
  • Membranes
  • Polymers
  • Proton transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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