Intercalation of Poly[oligo(ethylene glycol)-oxalate] into Lithium Hectorite

  • Iskandar Saada
  • Rabin BissessurEmail author
  • Douglas C. Dahn
  • Matthieu Hughes
  • Victoria Trenton


Intercalation of poly[oligo(ethylene glycol)-oxalate] (POEGO) into lithium hectorite was conducted. A series of nanocomposite materials were prepared by varying the molar ratio of the polymer to the lithium hectorite. The nanocomposites were characterized using powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectroscopy. AC impedance spectroscopy was used to measure the ionic resistance of the nanocomposites when complexed with lithium triflate.


Lithium hectorite Poly[oligo(ethylene glycol)-oxalate] Nanocomposites Solid electrolytes 



The authors are grateful for the financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) of Canada, and UPEI.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iskandar Saada
    • 1
  • Rabin Bissessur
    • 1
    Email author
  • Douglas C. Dahn
    • 2
  • Matthieu Hughes
    • 2
  • Victoria Trenton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetownCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetownCanada

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