Synthesis of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane based on Acid-Base complex pair and Its Characteristics


  • Irfan Gustian Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Universitas Bengkulu
  • Sevim ?nugur ?elik Department of Chemistry, Fatih University
  • Ahmad Zainuddin Department of Chemistry, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Wawang Suratno Department of Chemistry, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Ayhan Bozkurt Department of Chemistry, Fatih University
  • Rustam Efendi Siregar Department of Physics, Universitas Padjadjaran



Sulfonated polysulfone, 1H-benzotriazole, acid-base complex pair, homogeneous, polymer electrolyte membranes, proton conductivity.


In this work, acid-base complex pair polymer electrolyte membranes on sulfonated polysulfone with 1H-benzotriazole were investigated. Polysulfone was sulfonated in 1,2-dichloroethane using the homogeneous method with trimethylsilyl chlorosulfonate as sulfonating agent. The monomer mole ratio between polysulfone and trimethysilyl chlorosulfonate was 1:1.5.The sulfonated polysulfone was added with 1H-benzotriazole at mole ratios of x = 0.5 and x =1. The proton transfer from 1H-benzotriazole to the sulfonated polysulfone was measured using FTIR. Thermo-gravimetry analysis showed that the samples were thermally stable up to approximately 250C and the maximum proton conductivity was found to be 3.34 x 10-4 S cm-1 at 150C.


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