Star-shaped polymers having side chain poss groups for solid polymer electrolytes; synthesis, thermal behavior, dimensional stability, and ionic conductivity

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  • Dong-Gyun Kim,

    1. School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
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  • Hae-Sung Sohn,

    1. School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
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  • Sung-Kon Kim,

    1. School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
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  • Aeri Lee,

    1. School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
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  • Jong-Chan Lee

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    1. School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
    • School of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
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Abstract

A series of organic/inorganic hybrid star-shaped polymers were synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization using 3-(3,5,7,9,11,13,15-heptacyclohexyl-pentacyclo[9.5.1.13,9.15,15.17,13]-octasiloxane-1-yl)propyl methacrylate (MA-POSS) and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) as monomers and octakis(2-bromo-2-methylpropionoxypropyldimethylsiloxy)octasilsesquioxane as an initiator. Star-shaped polymers with methyl methacrylate (MMA) and PEGMA moieties were also prepared for comparison purposes. Dimensionally stable freestanding film could be obtained from the hybrid star-shaped polymer containing 26 wt % of MA-POSS moieties although its glass transition temperature is very low, −60.9 °C. As a result, the hybrid star-shaped polymer electrolyte containing lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide showed ionic conductivities (1.75 × 10−5 S/cm at 30 °C), which were two orders of magnitude higher than those of the star-shaped polymer electrolyte with MMA moieties. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2012

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