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Title: Electrolyte membrane, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same

Disclosed herein is a method of forming an electrolyte membrane comprising forming a mixture; the mixture comprising a polyhydroxy compound, an aromatic polyhalide compound and an alkali metal hydroxide; disposing the mixture on a porous substrate; reacting the mixture to form a crosslinked proton conductor; and sulfonating the proton conductor. Disclosed herein too is an article comprising a porous substrate; and a sulfonated crosslinked proton conductor disposed within pores of the porous substrate.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1107876
Report Number(s):
8,574,664
12/202,754
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-06GO16034
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY