Design and evaluation of conjugated polymers with polar side chains as electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage in aqueous electrolytes.

  title={Design and evaluation of conjugated polymers with polar side chains as electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage in aqueous electrolytes.},
  author={D. Moia and A. Giovannitti and A. Szumska and I. P. Maria and E. Rezasoltani and Michael Sachs and Martin Schnurr and Piers Barnes and I. McCulloch and J. Nelson},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
We report the development of redox-active conjugated polymers with potential application to electrochemical energy storage. Side chain engineering enables processing of the polymer electrodes from solution, stability in aqueous electrolytes and efficient transport of ionic and electronic charge carriers. We synthesized a 3,3' dialkoxybithiophene homo polymer (p type polymer) with glycol side chains and prepared naphthalene 1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic-diimide-dialkoxybithiophene (NDI gT2) copolymers… Expand

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