Swelling studies of perfluorinated ionomer membranes
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 32, Issue 7, pages 5733–5741, 20 November 1986
How to Cite
Yeo, R. S. and Cheng, C.-H. (1986), Swelling studies of perfluorinated ionomer membranes. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 32: 5733–5741. doi: 10.1002/app.1986.070320706
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 APR 1986
- Manuscript Received: 31 JUL 1985
The swelling behavior of perfluorinated ionomer membranes in various solvents were studied. It was found that the sample pretreatments and the type of the functional group have a strong effect on the swelling properties of these membranes. The swelling of sulfonate membrane is higher than that of the carboxylate membrane. Also, the membrane swelling can be increased by quenching the sample and increasing solvent temperature. Finally, the dissolution properties of this membrane are discussed.