Ambient temperature proton conducting plastic crystal electrolytes

Y. Abu-Lebdeh, A. Abouimrane, P. J. Alarco, A. Hammami, L. Ionescu-Vasii, M. Armand

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A non-aqueous ionic liquid based on imidazole was prepared and showed high proton conductivity. Its incorporation into the plastic crystal phase of succinonitrile at low molar proportions resulted in a solid material with high conductivity throughout the plastic crystal range and of particular interest at 25°C (1.5×10-3 S/cm). The addition of a compatible polymer have resulted in a remarkable increase in the mechanical properties but diminished the conductivity by a one-and-a half order of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004



  • Fuel cell
  • Plastic crystals
  • Protonic conductor
  • Solid electrolytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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