Nafion: Properties, Structure and Applications


Alyssa Sutton (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Nafion is a well-known polymeric material widely used in commercial applications, being the most common material for polymer exchange membranes (PEMs), which can be used in both proton-exchange fuel cells (PEMFCs) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) due to its high ionic conductivity as well as its good mechanical, chemical and thermal stability. This book studies the properties, structure and applications of Nafion. Chapter one reviews the state-of-the-art of the several models describing Nafion’s morphology and provides a wide overview of their implication in the synthesis of NPs.

Chapter two discusses separated electrode solutions as a tool to reach closer steady state in isoelectric focusing. Chapter three examines a study on the kinetics of neutralization and exchange reactions of Nafion. Chapter four discusses surface modification of a Nafion membrane due to phenyltrimethylammonium cation doping. Chapter five describes the positioning control method of Au-Nafion IPMC. The last chapter analyzes the progress of multifunctional spin crossover complex film based on Nafion.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Nafion Nanocomposites: Does The Polymeric Structure Drive the Features of Nanoparticles or Vice Versa?
(Berta Domènech, Maria Muñoz and Jorge Macanás, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2
Nafion®: Separated Electrode Solutions as a tool to Reach Closer Steady State in Isoelectric Focusing
(Cyrill L. Naydenov, Evgeni P. Kirazov, and Vanio I. Mitev, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)

Chapter 3
Nafion® and the Study of the Kinetics of Neutralization and Exchange Reactions
(María José Lavorante, Juan Isidro Franco, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 4
Surface Modification of a Nafion Membrane Due to Phenyltrimethylammonium Cation Doping
(M. V. Martinez de Yuso, M. I. Vázquez, V. Romero, J. Benavente and E. Rodríguez-Castellón, Servicios Centrales de Investigación, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5
Positioning Control of Nafion IPMC and its Generation Mechanism of Residual Strain
(Akitoshi Itoh, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Denki Univ., Senju Asahi-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 6
Progress of Multifunctional Spin Crossover Complex Film Based on Nafion
(Hajime Kamebuchi, Masaya Enomoto and Norimichi Kojima, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, and others)


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