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Chemically Modified Polymethyl Methacrylate in a Magnesium-Polymer Cell

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As a result of the electrophilic protonation of a carboxyl group of dielectric polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) with trifluoromethanesulfonic acid (CF3SO3H), a modified conducting polymer material was produced in the shape of a thin elastic lamina and a dense conductive gel, whose density was 1.26 g/cm3. These polymers conduct electricity, do not dissolve in either cold or warm water and are also resistant to weather conditions. Their conductivity in room temperature is 7.5·10-3 Scm-1 and it greatly increases above 154 K. Activation energy Ea decreases with increasing temperature in the range 154 K – 300 K from 1.47 eV to 0.69 eV. The magnesium-polymer (Mg-Poly) cell is constructed with magnesium as the anode and conductive PMMA as the cathode and both electrodes are electrically connected with a polymer gel electrolyte. The rated voltage of this cell is 2.4 V.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 4)
Pages:
76-81
Citation:
W. Sienicki and M. Wojtewicz, "Chemically Modified Polymethyl Methacrylate in a Magnesium-Polymer Cell", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 4, pp. 76-81, 2012
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September 2013
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