Functional membranes based on amphiphilic polymer co-networks

Sebastian Ulrich, Luciano F. Boesel, Nico Bruns

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Abstract

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
Chapter15
Pages331-363
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78801-576-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-78801-370-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020

Publication series

NamePolymer Chemistry Series
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Volume33
ISSN (Print)2044-0790
ISSN (Electronic)2044-0790

Keywords

  • hydrogel materials
  • polymers
  • membrane
  • amphiphilic conetworks
  • contact lens

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    Ulrich, S., Boesel, L. F., & Bruns, N. (2020). Functional membranes based on amphiphilic polymer co-networks. In C. S. Patrickios (Ed.), Amphiphilic Polymer Co-networks: Synthesis, Properties, Modelling and Applications (pp. 331-363). (Polymer Chemistry Series; Vol. 33). Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788015769-00331