Metastable Ionic Diodes Derived from an Amine-Based Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity


  • E.M. and F.M. acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC (EP/K004956/1). Y.R. thanks the University of Bath for a fee waiver.


A highly rigid amine-based polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM), prepared by a polymerization reaction involving the formation of Tröger’s base, is demonstrated to act as an ionic diode with electrolyte-dependent bistable switchable states.