Relating alkaline stability to the structure of quaternary phosphonium cations
Kaspar, Robert B.
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B. Zhang, H. Long, R. B. Kaspar, J. Wang, S. Gu, Z. Zhuang, B. Pivovar and Y. Yan, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 26640
Alkali-stable quaternary phosphonium (QP) is a type of cationic group for hydroxide exchange membranes (HEMs). To elucidate the relationship between structure and alkaline stability, we investigated the kinetics and degradation mechanism of a series of QP cations by both experiment and computation, and established a semi-empirical formula based on the Taft equation to directly estimate alkaline stability of QP cations from the P-31 NMR chemical shift delta and the steric substituent constant E-s, facilitating the search for QP cations with improved alkaline stability.
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