Potential alternative salts

Hello!

The Wang et al., 2011 paper was read. The Dowex 1X2 resin appears to essentially be an unreactive cation that stabilizes the existence of the active anion. A plethora of salts could satisfy the same criteria, where the unreactive cation may perhap intermolecularly interact with the co-extruded polymer. the The anion is further exchanged from the stock chloride to hydroxide from the series of 6-7 alkaline washes in one of the first experimental steps, which suggests that any anion can be originally present in the salt.

Perhaps thousands of salts could achieve the same characteristics; have other alternatives been explored, either in literature or in experiments?

Thank you and take care!
Andrew

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@freiburgermsu fascinating questions. Let me see if I can pull in Dr. Wang himself to weigh in… @PeterLokken might also have some thoughts.

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The OH- is used as it is one anion that can be readily replaced by the CO3-, which is the goal. Once this transition has happened CO3- will be the anion that stays there. The OH- is just serving a temporary transitional role. Essentially, the CO3- will not be able to replace the Cl- but it can replace the OH-. Thus im not sure if there will be any important gains in using a different anion for that temporary role.

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