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Anisotropic Proton-Conductive Materials Formed by the Self-Organization of Phosphonium-Type Zwitterions

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  • Saori Ueda,

    1. Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2–24 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184–8588, Japan
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  • Junko Kagimoto,

    1. Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2–24 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184–8588, Japan
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  • Takahiro Ichikawa,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan
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  • Takashi Kato,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan.
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  • Hiroyuki Ohno

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    1. Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2–24 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184–8588, Japan
    • Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2–24 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184–8588, Japan
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Abstract

A zwitterion/HTf2N complex system with columnar liquid-crystalline properties has been developed for a new type of proton-conductive materials. The columnar liquid-crystalline material shows efficient and anisotropic proton conduction behavior in the macroscopically oriented state.

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