Design of 3D continuous proton conduction pathway by controlling co-organization behavior of gemini amphiphilic zwitterions and acids

Design of 3D continuous proton conduction pathway by controlling co-organization behavior of... Gemini-type amphiphiles with benzylimidazolium-based zwitterionic head-groups have been newly designed and synthesized. They co-organize into liquid-crystalline ordered states with various acids owing to the nature of the zwitterionic parts to cause ion exchanges with these acids. Their co-organization behaviors can be tuned by various factors including the linker selection between the head-groups, the length of the long alkyl chains, the acid species, and the molar ratio between the zwitterions and acids. By tuning these factors, we have succeeded in preparing amphiphilic zwitterion/acid mixtures that form bicontinuous cubic liquid-crystalline assemblies with a 3D continuous hydrophilic surface. These cubic liquid crystals function as ion transporting matrices whose ionic conductivities are enhanced owing to the presence of a 3D continuous proton conduction pathway along the hydrophilic surface. The present material design would possess a great potential to bring an innovation to the design of proton conductive polymer electrolytes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Solid State Ionics Elsevier

Design of 3D continuous proton conduction pathway by controlling co-organization behavior of gemini amphiphilic zwitterions and acids

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0167-2738
eISSN
1872-7689
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ssi.2018.01.004
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Abstract

Gemini-type amphiphiles with benzylimidazolium-based zwitterionic head-groups have been newly designed and synthesized. They co-organize into liquid-crystalline ordered states with various acids owing to the nature of the zwitterionic parts to cause ion exchanges with these acids. Their co-organization behaviors can be tuned by various factors including the linker selection between the head-groups, the length of the long alkyl chains, the acid species, and the molar ratio between the zwitterions and acids. By tuning these factors, we have succeeded in preparing amphiphilic zwitterion/acid mixtures that form bicontinuous cubic liquid-crystalline assemblies with a 3D continuous hydrophilic surface. These cubic liquid crystals function as ion transporting matrices whose ionic conductivities are enhanced owing to the presence of a 3D continuous proton conduction pathway along the hydrophilic surface. The present material design would possess a great potential to bring an innovation to the design of proton conductive polymer electrolytes.

Journal

Solid State IonicsElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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