SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.26 issue5Physicochemical and Flow Properties of a Seated Yogurt Enriched with Microcapsules containing Omega 3 Fatty AcidsVolumetric Properties of Trifluorometanosulfonato 1-ethyl-3-Metilimidazolio in Aqueous Solution of Pentahydrated Sodium Thiosulfate at Different Temperatures author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Información tecnológica

On-line version ISSN 0718-0764


REALPE, Álvaro; MENDEZ, Nayilis; TOSCANO, Eduardo  and  ACEVEDO, María T. Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of a Membrane Loaded with TiO2 Prepared from sulfonation of a Copolymer of Acrylic Ester and Styrene. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.5, pp.97-104. ISSN 0718-0764.

Proton exchange membranes were prepared from a copolymer of acrylic ester and styrene, and their physicochemical properties were investigated for application in fuel cells. The properties of the membrane were modified from the sulfonation reaction and addition of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Physicochemical characterization of water uptake, ion exchange capacity and thermal analysis were carried out to the membranes prepared. The sulfonated-loaded membrane (SC) presented ion exchange capacity of 0.27 meq/g, water uptake of 25.8% and tensile strength of 4.63 MPa. These results confirm that the introduction of sulfonic groups and TiO2 addiction improve the physiochemical properties of the unmodified membrane, indicating that the prepared membranes have potential for applications in proton exchange fuel cells.

Keywords : copolymer of acrylic ester; styrene; polymeric membrane; proton exchange.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License