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  • Collection: Proton Transport

Impact of Pendant 1,2,3-Triazole on the Synthesis and Properties of Thiophene-Based Polymers

pi-Conjugated moieties are often attached to conjugated polymers to systematically alter their electronic properties. Herein, we report the synthesis and properties of a thiophene polymer hearing a triazole moiety in the third position. Through…

Proton conduction in discotic mesogens

In this communication, we show that liquid crystalline phases lower the activation energy barrier for proton transport. The liquid crystalline phases were obtained using a triphenylene core with alkyl chains bearing a triazole moiety at their…

Modeling Energy Landscapes of Proton Motion in Nonaqueous, Tethered Proton Wires

We have modeled structures and energetics of anhydrous proton-conducting wires: tethered hydrogen-bonded chains of the form center dot center dot center dot HX center dot center dot center dot HX center dot center dot center dot HX center dot center…

Anhydrous proton conductivities of squaric acid derivatives

In this communication, we introduce squaric acid derivatives as anhydrous proton conductors. We report the synthesis, characterization and proton conductivities of four squaric acid derivatives. The anhydrous proton conductivity of one of the…

Simulating hydrogen-bond clustering and phase behaviour of imidazole oligomers

We have modelled structures and dynamics of hydrogen bond networks that form from imidazoles tethered to oligomeric aliphatic backbones in crystalline and glassy phases. We have studied the behaviour of oligomers containing 5 or 10 imidazole groups.…

Enhanced anhydrous proton conduction in binary mixtures of 1H-imidazole-1H-1,2,3-triazole based compounds

What is the impact of mixing two proton-conducting heterocycles on proton conductivity? Herein we answer this question through our investigations on two linear rod-like compounds 2-(4-(dodecyloxy) phenyl)-1H-imidazole (4) and 5-(4-(dodecyloxy)…