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Proton conducting membrane for fuel cells

United States Patent

December 20, 2005
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An ion conducting membrane comprising dendrimeric polymers covalently linked into a network structure. The dendrimeric polymers have acid functional terminal groups and may be covalently linked via linking compounds, cross-coupling reactions, or copolymerization reactions. The ion conducting membranes may be produced by various methods and used in fuel cells.
Colombo; Daniel G. (Altamont, NY), Krumpelt; Michael (Naperville, IL), Myers; Deborah J. (Lisle, IL), Kopasz; John P. (Bolingbrook, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
10/ 105,203
March 25, 2002
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.