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Polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene, sulfonated solution

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5 wt. % in 1-propanol and dichloroethane



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Quality Level   100
composition   styrene, 29 wt. %
  sulfonated styrene units, 55-65%
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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concentration   5 wt. % in 1-propanol and dichloroethane
refractive index   n20/D 1.405
bp   79 °C
density   0.8 g/mL at 25 °C
SMILES string   C=C.CCC=C.OS(=O)(=O)c1ccc(C=C)cc1.OS(=O)(=O)c2cccc(C=C)c2.OS(=O)(=O)c3ccccc3C=C


General description

Polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene, sulfonated solution can be cast into a film with a conductivity of 7x10-2 S/cm in the fully hydrated acid form. Films have good optical transparency.

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The films may be used as fuel cell membrane, electrochromic uses, biosensors and anti-thrombogenic and endothealizing coatings.


25, 100 mL in glass bottle

Packaged in glass bottles

Preparation Note

To cast a film:
1. Concentrate solution to 600 centapoise viscosity (typically 6-9 wt.% polymer).
2. Preheat the casting surface to 35 °C. A clean, flat PTFE-coated glass surface is recommended.
3. Secure a silicone release liner to the casting surface.
4. Place a small drop of the polymer solution on the release liner.
5. Draw the polymer solution down the release liner.
6. Dry the film for 30 min. For controlled evaporation it is recommended to cover surface with aluminum foil that has been perforated with small pinholes.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Target organs 
Central nervous system
UN 1992 6.1(3) / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
59.0 °F
Flash Point(C) 
15 °C
Protocols & Articles


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