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United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed to proton exchange membranes such as for use in fuel cells. In one embodiment, a polyetherquinoxaline is obtained by reaction between a haloquinoxaline and at least one diol, which forms a repeating unit including an ether linkage. The polyetherquinoxaline is suitable for use in a proton exchange membrane, which can be used in a fuel cell.
Fuchs, Alan (Reno, NV), Sutrisno, Joko (Reno, NV), Adibhalta, Anasuya (Reno, NV), Ravipati, Chaitanya (Reno, NV)
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of (Reno NV), Nevada, Reno
12/ 853,912
August 10, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The invention disclosed herein was made with support awarded by the National Science Foundation STIR-AMAD, Inc. and The Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.