Anion Exchange Polymer Membranes Based on Polyoctahedral Silsesquioxanes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0092
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
OSD102-EP6-46
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP6
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
55 W. L. Runnels Industrial Dr., Hattiesburg, MS, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147162866
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Lichtenhan
President
(601) 544-3466
lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact:
Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
(601) 544-3466
chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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