From charge-mosaic to micelle self-assembly: block copolymer membranes in the last 40 years

S.P. Nunes, A. Car
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, 3, 993-1003, (2012)

From charge-mosaic to micelle self-assembly: block copolymer membranes in the last 40 years

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Membranes

Abstract

​Different strategies for membrane preparation based on block copolymers are reviewed in this paper, starting from early papers on charge-mosaic membranes and following with dense membranes for gas separation for applications like CO2 separation, pervaporation of aqueous solutions containing organic pollutants, low-fouling surfaces and finally tailoring porous membranes with very sharp pore size distribution. The approaches for manufacture of nanoporous films are summarized, including etching and preferential dissolution. The advantages of a new process based on micelle assembly and phase inversion are emphasized, confirming its perspective of up-scale and application at large scale.

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DOI: 10.1021/ie202870y

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