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Thermo and salt responsive poly(ionic liquid)s.

Tudor, Alexandru and Florea, Larisa and Francis, Wayne and Diamond, Dermot (2015) Thermo and salt responsive poly(ionic liquid)s. In: 67th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, 25-26 June 2015, Maynooth University, Ireland.

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Poly(ionic liquid)s are defined as ionic liquids which feature polymerizable groups in either the cation, the anion, or both. The aim of this study is to synthesize a tributylhexyl phosphonium sulfopropyl acrylate (PSPA) poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) hydrogel and characterise its temperature and salt concentration induced shrinking. The gels were polymerised in circular moulds and were hydrated in deionized water (DI water). The percent shrinking upon exposure to a stimulus was calculated using the formula: %s = (Ai- Af)/Ai x 100, where Ai is the initial area of the swollen hydrogel and Af is the final area of the hydrogel after the application of the stimulus.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polymer chemistry; Hydrogels; Poly(ionic liquid)s; Ionic liquids; Smart materials; Actuators; Thermo-responsive materials; Ionic strength responsive materials
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Inorganic chemistry
Physical Sciences > Organic chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20725
Deposited On:28 Jul 2015 10:12 by Alexandru Tudor. Last Modified 28 Jul 2015 10:12

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