Hybrid redox polyether melts based on polyether-tailed counterions

Enders Dickinson V, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Susan M. Hendrickson, Hitoshi Masui, Royce W. Murray

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Interesting ionic materials can be transformed into room temperature molten salts by combining them with polyether-tailed counterions such as polyether-tailed 2-sulfobenzoate (MePEG-BzSO3-) and polyether-tailed triethylammonium (MePEG-Et3N+). Melts containing ruthenium hexamine, metal trisbipyridines, metal trisphenanthrolines, and ionic forms of aluminum quinolate, anthraquinone, phthalocyanine, and porphyrins are described. These melts exhibit ionic conductivities in the 7 x 10-5 to 7 x 10-10 Ω-1 cm-1 range, which permit microelectrode voltammetry in the undiluted materials, examples of which are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 3 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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