State of water in hybrid sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) - silica membranes by 1H solid-state NMR

Maria Baias, Dan E. Demco, Bernhard Blümich, Martin Möller

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Abstract

The state of water in fully hydrated sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) - silica hybrid proton exchange membranes were characterized in terms of the exchange rate between bound and free water, the water dynamics in each phase, and the relative water populations by 1H ODESSA and transverse magnetization relaxation NMR. The exchange rate, the amount of bound water, and the reorientation of free water molecules increase in the presence of silica particles. The dynamics of bound water was described by the Lévy statistics with a Cauchy propagator. The proton exchange membranes performances could be improved by addition of small concentrations of silica in the range of 5-10 wt.%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume473
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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