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Tuning the stimuli-responsive properties of poly(ionic liquid)s

Tudor, Alexandru and Florea, Larisa and Diamond, Dermot (2015) Tuning the stimuli-responsive properties of poly(ionic liquid)s. In: 2nd Insight Student Conference , 30 Oct 2015, NUIG, Galway, Ireland.

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Poly(Ionic Liquid)s (PILs) are a class of ionic liquids that feature polymerizable groups in either the cation, the anion or both. PILs can be used in various applications, including solid ion conductors or for CO2 absorption. Several PILs show the presence of a lower critical solution temperature (LCST), making them suitable precursors for the synthesis of stimuli-responsive materials that have the ability to change their conformation in response to variations in their external environment. The aim of this study was to synthesise crosslinked PIL hydrogels, namely poly(tributylhexyl phosphonium sulfopropyl acrylate) (PSPA) using different crosslinkers, and to characterise their swelling/contracting behaviour under varying temperature and salt solution compositions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polymers; Poly(ionic liquid)s; Smart Materials; Stimuli-responsive materials; Thermo-responsive materials; Thermo-responsive valves; Microfluidics
Subjects: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:20911
Deposited On:12 Nov 2015 15:34 by Alexandru Tudor. Last Modified 12 Nov 2015 15:34

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