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Title: Inorganic-organic composite polymers and methods of making

The invention is a composition of an inorganic-organic polymer composite and a method of making it. The inorganic portion of the fundamental polymer composite polymer repeat is a speciated inorganic heterocyclic compound, and the organic portion of the polymer repeat is a cyclic organic radical anion compound having at least two charged sites. The composition of the present invention is made by combining a cyclic organic radical anion compound with a speciated inorganic heterocyclic compound by a nucleophilic substitution thereby forming a polymer of an inorganic-organic composite. The cyclic organic radical anion compound is preferably generated electrochemically. The nucleophilic substitution is alternately carried out chemically or electrochemically. A preferred embodiment of the present invention includes performing the nucleophilic substitution at the cathode of an electrochemical cell.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870666
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5569736
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
inorganic-organic; composite; polymers; methods; composition; polymer; method; inorganic; portion; fundamental; repeat; speciated; heterocyclic; compound; organic; cyclic; radical; anion; charged; sites; combining; nucleophilic; substitution; forming; preferably; generated; electrochemically; alternately; carried; chemically; preferred; embodiment; performing; cathode; electrochemical; cell; electrochemical cell; preferred embodiment; organic polymer; polymer composite; nucleophilic substitution; composite polymer; organic portion; cyclic organic; preferably generated; charged sites; /528/205/

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