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Fuel Cell Membranes Based on Functional Fluoropolymers

Objective

Several research groups are focusing their efforts on the replacement of the most widely used perfluorinated Nafion® as Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). The objective of this proposal is to prepare new fluoropolymers for fuel cell membranes. The physico-chemical and electrochemical properties of these new polymers will be rigorously assessed. The methodology relies on the use of novel fluorinated monomers [such as α-fluoromethylstyrene] and their radical copolymerisation with various alkenes [chlorotrifluoroethylene, para-(2,2-dimethylisocyanate)styrene or vinylene carbonate]. This proposal builds on an existing collaboration between Gouverneur and Ameduri who have expertise on synthetic fluorine chemistry and polymer chemistry, respectively.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-1-IEF
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Funding Scheme

MC-IEF - Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 169 957,94
Administrative Contact
Polik Linda (Ms.)