Synthesis of polyphosphazenes with sulfonimide side groups

Michael A. Hofmann, Catherine M. Ambler, Andrew E. Maher, Elena Chalkova, Xiangyang Zhou, Serguei N. Lvov, Harry R. Allcock

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The synthesis of a sulfonimide bearing phenolic compound and its use in the classical macromolecular substitution approach to produce a phosphazene polymer bearing pendent sulfonimide groups were presented. Membranes were cast from 1,4-dioxane and were characterized before and after crosslinking with respect to their proton conductivity, water swelling and thermal properties. A blended membrane of the sulfonimide functionalized polymer with poly (vinylidene fluoride) was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6490-6493
Number of pages4
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 13 2002
Externally publishedYes


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Hofmann, M. A., Ambler, C. M., Maher, A. E., Chalkova, E., Zhou, X., Lvov, S. N., & Allcock, H. R. (2002). Synthesis of polyphosphazenes with sulfonimide side groups. Macromolecules, 35(17), 6490-6493.