Accession Number : ADA184605

Title :   Metal Containing Polymers as Fuel Cell Catalysts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Sep 82-26 Jun 86,

Corporate Author : ATLANTA UNIV GA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Reed,James L

PDF Url : ADA184605

Report Date : 30 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Several aspects of the fuel cell problem were addressed in this investigation. The objective of this work was the development of a fuel cell electrode-catalyst for use in a carbon monoxide fuel cell, which would utilize polymer bound metal complexes as the catalytic species. Several commercially available polymers were examined to be used as backbones in the development of an electrode-catalyst. Polystyrene was chosen for more extensive study. The polymer was activated by complete or partial monochloromethylation of the pendant phenyls. Several schemes for binding cyclic tetradentate and bidentate ligands to the activated polymers were not obtained. The transition metals; cobalt and nickel were incorporated into the polymers, and these new materials were examined. In addition, the electrochemical behavior of several metal complexes which hold potential as catalytic species was examined.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROCATALYSTS, *FUEL CELLS, *POLYMERS, *METAL COMPLEXES, ELECTRON TRANSFER, POLYSTYRENE, CARBON MONOXIDE, THIN FILMS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, THERMODYNAMICS, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, STYRENE PLASTICS, ACTIVATION, ISOMERS, LIGANDS, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, GEL PERMEATION CHROMATOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE