Poly(vinylphosphonic acid)

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Polyethenylphosphonic acid, PVPA
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General description

Poly(vinylphosphonic acid) (PVPA) is a polymeric diprotic acid, which can be synthesized by free-radical polymerization of VPA. It can also be synthesized by employing vinylphosphonic acid methyl ester as a monomer, followed by saponification.
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1 g in glass bottle


Poly(vinylphosphonic) acid is a versatile polyelectrolyte useful in several applications: proton conductor for fuel cells, chemical and biological sensors, biocomposite materials and surface modification and adhesion.

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Synthesis, microstructure, and acidity of poly (vinylphosphonic acid)
Bingol B, et al.
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 27(20), 1719-1724 (2006)
Minghan Ren et al.
Analytical chemistry, 77(9), 2700-2707 (2005-04-30)
We report here a chemical sensor based on detecting the mechanical response of a thin (approximately 10-microm) polymer wire stretched across the two prongs of a wristwatch quartz tuning fork (QTF). When the fork is set to oscillate, the wire...
Van Den Brand, J.; Van Gils, S.; BeenTjes, P.C.J.; Terryn, H.; Sivel, V.; de Wit, J.H.W.
Progress in Organic Coatings, 51, 339-350 (2004)
Y E Greish et al.
Biomaterials, 22(8), 807-816 (2001-03-15)
The formation of biocompatible organic-inorganic composites by reactions between tetracalcium phosphate (Ca4(PO4)2O, TetCP) and the biomedical polymer poly(vinyl phosphonic acid) (PVPA) is described. Composites were prepared by hot pressing mixtures of these powders at 80 kpsi and 300 degrees C...
Sevil, F., Bozkurt A.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 65, 1659-1662 (2004)
Advances in the electrochemical conversion of water to and from hydrogen and oxygen have principally been achieved through the development of new materials and by understanding the mechanisms of the degradation of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) during operation.
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