Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 318–325 | Cite as

Fabrication and Properties of Graphene Oxide/Sulfonated Polyethersulfone Layer-by-layer Assembled Polyester Fiber Composite Proton Exchange Membranes

  • Lihua Huang
  • Yao He
  • Liying Jin
  • Xiuwei Hou
  • Luyang Miao
  • Changli Lü


Using the hydrogen-bonding interaction between graphene oxide(GO) and sulfonated polyethersulfone (SPES), we constructed the multilayer structure of GO and SPES on the polyester fiber mats via layer-by-layer self-assembly. In each self-assembled layer, sulfonic acid groups are arranged along the axis of fiber, which provides the long-range proton transmission channels, promoting the rapidly proton conduction. The performances of the composite membranes based on SPES and multilayer assembled polyester fiber mats were studied. The results show that the proton conductivity of composite membranes increases with the increasing assembly layers. At the same time, the mechanical properties and methanol-resistance of the composite membranes were obviously improved.


Composite proton exchange membrane Graphene oxide Sulfonated polyethersulfone Polyester fiber Layer-by-layer assembly Property 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.First Hospital of Jilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  2. 2.College of ChemistryNortheast Normal UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  3. 3.Second Hospital of Jilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China

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