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Adv Mater. 2013 Jul 12;25(26):3543-8. doi: 10.1002/adma.201370172.

From channel-forming ionic liquid crystals exhibiting humidity-induced phase transitions to nanostructured ion-conducting polymer membranes (adv. Mater. 26/2013).

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DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V. and Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry of RWTH Aachen University, Forkenbeckstr. 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany.

Abstract

A novel wedge-shaped amphiphilic molecule bearing a sulfonate group at the tip displays humidity-induced phase transitions from a hexagonal columnar structure to a bicontinuous cubic phase. The mesophases can be frozen by photopolymerization of acrylic end-groups resulting in free-standing membranes with different topology of ionic nanochannels. The obtained membranes with a well-ordered ionic channel structure hold promise for applications in separation and catalysis.

KEYWORDS:

bicontinuous cubic phase; columnar mesophase; ion-conducting membranes; ionic channels; self-assembly

PMID:
23836629
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201370172
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