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Stimuli Responsive Ionogels for Sensing Applications - An Overview.

Kavanagh, Andrew and Byrne, Robert and Diamond, Dermot and Fraser, Kevin J. (2012) Stimuli Responsive Ionogels for Sensing Applications - An Overview. Membranes, 2 (1). pp. 16-39. ISSN 2077-0375

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This overview aims to summarise the exiting potential of “Ionogels” as a platform to develop stimuli responsive materials. Ionogels are a class of materials that contain an Ionic Liquid (IL) confined within a polymer matrix. Recently defined as “a solid interconnected network spreading throughout a liquid phase”, the ionogel therefore combines the properties of both its solid and liquid components. ILs are low melting salts that exist as liquids composed entirely of cations and anions at or around 100 0C. Important physical properties of these liquids such as viscosity, density, melting point and conductivity can be altered to suit a purpose by choice of the cation / anion. Here we provide an overview to highlight the literature thus far detailing the encapsulation of IL and responsive materials within these polymeric structures. Exciting applications in the areas of optical and electrochemical sensing, solid state electrolytes and actuating materials shall be discussed. Keywords: Stimuli Responsive Polymers; Ionogels; Ionic Liquids; Hybrid Materials; Molecular Photoswitches; Solid State Electrolytes.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stimuli Responsive Polymers; Ionogels; Ionic Liquids; Hybrid Materials; Molecular Photoswitches; Solid State Electrolytes
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Photochemistry
Physical Sciences > Electrochemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Publisher:MDPI
Official URL:http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0375/2/1/16/
Copyright Information:© 2012 MDPI
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland under grant 07/CE/I1147 , SFI-funded National Access Programme (NAP) grant NAP210, Enterprise Ireland grant 07/RFP/MASF812, which is part of EU-MATERA initiative, Marie Curie Actions re-integration grant (IRG) (PIRG07-GA-2010-268365, Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
ID Code:16835
Deposited On:09 Feb 2012 11:38 by Andrew Kavanagh. Last Modified 09 Feb 2012 11:38

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