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Fabrication and Characterization of Chitosan-Heteropolyacid complex as membranes for low temperature H2-O2 fuel cell

  • Authors: Pecoraro, C.M. ; Santamaria, M.; Bocchetta, P.; Di Quarto, F.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Abstract in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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In this work we describe an easy procedure to fabricate homogeneous CS-HPA polyelectrolyte films using phosphotungstic acid (PTA) as cross-linking agent. The re action between CS chains and PTA is controlled in order to allow fabricating PEC thin films, that can be easily peeled off from the support, cut to any size and shape, whose thickness can be controlled by setting reticulation and time and/or chitosan concentration