Functional membranes based on amphiphilic polymer co-networks

Sebastian Ulrich, Luciano F. Boesel, Nico Bruns

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This chapter presents amphiphilic polymer co-networks (APCNs) fabricated as functional membranes and will illustrate related applications. First, the structural features of APCNs rendering them ideal membrane materials will be described. Applications as membranes with a functional performance that is directly based on these structural features are presented. Next, the preparation of co-network membranes based on stimuli-responsive polymers and their potential for smart membrane systems are detailed. Finally, the functionalisation of co-network membranes with stimuli-responsive units such as organic photochromes and applications as light-responsive or even multi stimuli-responsive drug delivery membranes are described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmphiphilic Polymer Co-networks
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Properties, Modelling and Applications
EditorsCostas S. Patrickios
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78801-576-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-78801-370-3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020

Publication series

NamePolymer Chemistry Series
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Print)2044-0790
ISSN (Electronic)2044-0790


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