Issue Date: March 19, 2012
Ionic Membranes Go Metallic
Incorporating a ruthenium complex into the backbone of a cross-linked polymer has led to the first metal-based anion-exchange membranes. The new materials could make fuel cells more efficient and less expensive, and might allow them to operate under a wider range of reaction conditions (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: DOI: 10.1021/ja211365r).
A team led by Gregory N. Tew of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and
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