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Poly(Ionic Liquid) Based Dual Responsive Smart Hydrogels


Alexandru Tudor, Simon Gallagher, Larisa Florea, Dermot Diamond

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs) are a subclass of ionic liquid that feature polymerizable groups either in the cation, the anion or both. Applications of these materials include solid ion conductors, CO2 absorption and energy storage. Furthermore, a branch of PILs feature lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behaviour, making them suitable for the synthesis of temperature responsive materials. The aim of this study was to synthesize thermo-responsive crosslinked PIL hydrogels based on phosphonium PILs. Moreover, taking into account that these PIL hydrogels consist of polyelectrolyte chains, the effect of added salt was also investigated.
Conference Name: 
MicroTAS 2015
MicroTAS 2015
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Korea, South (Republic of Korea)
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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