Sulfonated Poly ( ether ketone ketone ) Ionomers as Proton Exchange Membranes

Sulfonated poly(ether ketone ketone) ionomers (SPEKK) with ion-exchange capacities (IEC) between 0.2 and 3.4 meq/g were prepared by sulfonating PEKK with a mixture of concentrated and fuming sulfuric acids. Sulfonation occurs only on the phenyl rings attached to ether and ketone groups. The glass transition temperature of the dry SPEKK ionomers increased… CONTINUE READING