Russian Journal of Electrochemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 697–706

Properties of proton-conducting Nafion-type membranes with Nanometer-thick polyaniline surface layers

  • I. Yu. Sapurina
  • M. E. Kompan
  • V. V. Malyshkin
  • V. V. Rosanov
  • J. Stejskal


The study is directed to the improving of proton-conducting Nafion-type membranes for using in fuel cells with direct oxidation of liquid fuels. Nanometer-thick layer of polyaniline (in its conducting emerald-dine form) was deposited onto the membrane surface by in situ polymerization. The structure of the polyaniline layer is studied, as well as the properties of thus modified membranes (electronic and proton conduction, permeability for methanol, thermal stability). A method of platinum catalyst deposition onto the Nafion-modifying polyaniline layer is developed.

Key words

proton-conducting membranes Nafion polyaniline conduction catalysts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Yu. Sapurina
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. E. Kompan
    • 2
  • V. V. Malyshkin
    • 2
  • V. V. Rosanov
    • 3
  • J. Stejskal
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Macromolecular Compounds Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Analytical Instrumentation Engineering Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Academy of Sciences of Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

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