FTIR studies of PEMA/PVdF-HFP blend polymer electrolyte system incorporated with LiCF3SO3 salt

Sim, L.N. and Majid, Siti Rohana and Arof, Abdul Kariem (2012) FTIR studies of PEMA/PVdF-HFP blend polymer electrolyte system incorporated with LiCF3SO3 salt. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 58. pp. 57-66. ISSN 0924-2031, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2011.11.005.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2011.11.005


Poly(ethyl methacrylate), PEMA and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene). PVdF-HFP have been chosen as hosts for the development of a polymer blend electrolyte system. Lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (triflate), LiCF3SO3 is the lithium ion, Li+ provider. The ratio of PEMA:PVdF-HFP in the blend is fixed at 70:30 in order to obtain transparent films with good mechanical stability. The polymers and LiCF3SO3 salt have been refluxed for 2 h at temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees C. The concentration of LiCF3SO3 salt has been varied from 0 to 40 wt.%. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy has shown that blending between PEMA and PVdF-HFP has occurred from the changes in the CH2 scissoring[delta(CH2)], asymmetrical O-C2H5 bending [gamma(OC2H5)], CH2 twisting [ tau(CH2)]. C-O stretching of -COO-group [upsilon(CO)], asymmetrical C-O-C stretching [upsilon(a)(COC)] and C-O stretching of -OC2H5 [upsilon(C-O)] from PEMA as well as the symmetrical CF2 stretching [upsilon(5)(CF2)], alpha-phase and the amorphous region of PVdF-HFP. Complexation occurs via the coordination of Li+ ions with the oxygen atom in the carbonyl (C=O) and ester (-COC-) groups of PEMA as well as with the fluorine atom in -CF2 and -CF3 groups in PVdF-HFP. Curve fitting of spectral bands in the symmetrical upsilon(5)(SO3) stretching region in the polymer blend-salt complexes has shown that free ions (1031-1032 cm(-1)) and ion pairs (1040-1042 cm(-1)) are present in samples incorporated with 10 wt.% LiCF3SO3 and above, while ion aggregates at 1049 cm(-1) are formed when 40 wt.% LiCF3SO3 is added into the polymer blend. The increase in the ionic conductivity at high salt contents could be explained by the greater amount of free ions as compared to ion pairs and ion aggregates. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: pema; pvdf-hfp; lithium triflate; blend; ftir; complexation; poly(vinylidene fluoride); poly(methyl methacrylate); gel electrolytes; ionic-conduction; spectra; atr
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 02:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 01:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7701

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