Reactive Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Suspended Thin Films and Semipermeable Membranes at Interfaces Created Between Aqueous and Organic Phases

Authors

  • Maren E. Buck,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin–Madison 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706 (USA)
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  • David M. Lynn

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    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Wisconsin–Madison 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (USA)
    2. Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin–Madison 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Wisconsin–Madison 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (USA).
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Abstract

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Thin films of polymer suspended across the openings of pores, channels, and microcavities are of interest in a broad range of fundamental and applied contexts. A “reactive” layer-by-layer approach is demonstrated for the fabrication of suspended thin films and semipermeable membranes that makes use of liquid/liquid interfaces created between immiscible aqueous and organic phases as templates for film fabrication (see image).

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