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Poly(ionic liquid) thermo-responsive hydrogel microfluidic actuators

Tudor, Alexandru and Saez, Janire and Florea, Larisa and Benito-Lopez, Fernando and Diamond, Dermot (2017) Poly(ionic liquid) thermo-responsive hydrogel microfluidic actuators. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 247 . pp. 749-755. ISSN 0925-4005

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Abstract

In this study we report the synthesis, characterisation and performance of thermo- responsive crosslinked tributylhexyl phosphonium sulfopropylacrylate (PSPA) poly(ionic liquid) (PILc) hydrogels as temperature controlled actuators in microfluidic devices. The hydrogel size is modulated by localised changes in its temperature due to the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behaviour exhibited by PSPA

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:poly(ionic liquid)s; ionic liquids; actuators; microfluidics; valves
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)
Publisher:Elsevier
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2017.03.045
Copyright Information:© 2017 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Community’s FP7 People Programme OrgBIO (Marie Curie ITN, GA607896), European Framework Programme 7 , Science Foundation Ireland. SFI/12/RC/2289, F.B.L. acknowledges the Ramón y Cajal Programme (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad)
ID Code:21753
Deposited On:22 Mar 2017 16:51 by Larisa Florea. Last Modified 06 Jun 2017 11:55

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