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Anion Exchange Polymer Membranes Based on Polyoctahedral Silsesquioxanes for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
OSD102-EP6-46
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP6
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
HYBRID PLASTICS
55 WL Runnels Industrial Drive Hattiesburg, MS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Anion Exchange Polymer Membranes Based on Polyoctahedral Silsesquioxanes for Alkaline Fuel Cells
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0092
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Polyhedral silsesquioxanes (POSS) will be modified using chloromethylation of aromatic POSS cages. These cages will then be co-cast, using solvent, with chloromethylated polysulfones and subsequently quaternized with monofunctional and difunctional trialkylamines in order to render crosslinked films containing the cage-structures. Subsequent alkalization will form anion exchange membranes with high IEC, high conductivity but low swelling, good chemical resistance against strong acids and bases and good mechanical strength. They will be used as AEMs in direct sodium borohydride/hydrogen peroxide fuel cells.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Lichtenhan
President
(601) 544-3466
lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com

Business Contact:

Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
(601) 544-3466
chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hybrid Plastics
55 W. L. Runnels Industrial Dr. Hattiesburg, MS -

EIN/Tax ID: 900146195
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No