Amphiphilic polymer gel electrolytes. II. Influence of the ethylene oxide side-chain length on the gel properties

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Amphiphilic polymers consisting of copolymethacrylates carrying about 26 wt % ethylene oxide [(EO)(n)] side chains of different lengths were used as matrices in gel electrolytes. The gel electrolytes were composed of 30 wt % copolymer and 70 wt % 1 M LiPF6 in a mixture of ethylene carbonate and gamma -butyrolactone (2/1 w/w). The coordination of lithium ions by the (EO)(n) side chains in competition with the solvent was studied by Raman spectroscopy. A significantly stronger lithium coordination was observed when the gel electrolyte was based on a copolymer carrying (EO)(9) units in comparison with copolymers having (EO)(1), (EO)(2), and (EO)(4) units. Despite the observed stronger lithium coordination by (EO)(9) units in the gel, the ion conductivity was not significantly lower with respect to the gels based on the other copolymers.


  • Patrik Gavelin
  • Denis Ostrovskii
  • Josefina Adebahr
  • Patric Jannasch
  • Bengt Wesslén
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  • Chemical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1519-1524
JournalJournal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041)