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Solvent-Reversible Poration in Ionic Liquid Copolymers

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  • Feng Yan Dr.,

    1. School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA, Fax: (+1) 734-483-0085
    2. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou 215123, P.R. China
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  • John Texter Prof. Dr.

    1. School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA, Fax: (+1) 734-483-0085
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  • This work was supported by the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Cooperative Agreement no. DAAD19-03-2-0013 and the NSF (DMR-0414803 and CHE-0443444). We thank Prof. P. Ma and G. Wei of the University of Michigan for BET measurements. We also thank H. Chen for performing the polymerization conversion measurements.

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An open and closed case: Polymerization of microemulsions stabilized by surfactants based on ionic liquids leads to cross-linked polymer gels which can be transformed into porous polymers by anion exchange of the ionic liquid moiety. These porous polymers can be converted back into polymer gels by immersion in organic solvents. Subsequent immersion of these gels in water then affords the porous polymers once more (see scheme).

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