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Simple One-Pot Syntheses and Characterizations of Free Fluoride- and Bifluoride-Containing Polymers Soluble in Non-Aqueous Solvents

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Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU), Helmholtzstrasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Materials 2016, 9(12), 965; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9120965
Received: 27 October 2016 / Revised: 18 November 2016 / Accepted: 22 November 2016 / Published: 30 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
One of the problems that arise with bifluoride- or fluoride-containing compounds is their poor solubility in non-aqueous solvents. We report herein a facile one-pot synthesis and the chemical analysis of fluoride/bifluoride-containing polymers, which are soluble in MeCN. Different polymers, such as Polyvinylacetate or Polyethylene imine and saccharides, such as maltodextrin, were complexed with ammonium (bi)fluoride using hydrogen bonds to form the desired (bi)fluoride-containing compounds. The newly formed hydrogen bonding (bi)fluoride-doped polymer matrices were analyzed using infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies, and X-ray diffraction. The promising materials also underwent impedance spectroscopy, conductivity measurements and preliminary tests as electrolytes for room temperature fluoride ion batteries along with an analysis of their performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluoride; bifluoride; polymer; conductivity; quantitative measurement; fluoride ion batteries; electrolyte fluoride; bifluoride; polymer; conductivity; quantitative measurement; fluoride ion batteries; electrolyte
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Steinle, D.; Friedrich, L.; Bevilacqua, N.; Von Hauff, E.; Gschwind, F. Simple One-Pot Syntheses and Characterizations of Free Fluoride- and Bifluoride-Containing Polymers Soluble in Non-Aqueous Solvents. Materials 2016, 9, 965.

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