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Synthesis of solvent stable polymeric membranes via UV depth-curing

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Abstract

Solvent stable polymeric membranes with morphologies ranging from highly porous to dense were prepared via UV curing using dedicatedly designed photopolymerizable compositions. To optimize the UV curing efficiency, various parameters including the photoinitiator type, cross-linker functionality, as well as membrane thickness were investigated. UV modified polysulfone membranes showed excellent solvent stability in addition to a 91% Rose Bengal (1017 Da) retention at a superior ethyl acetate permeance of 8 l m−2 h−1 bar−1 in a typical solvent resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) experiment.

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2013, accepted on 16 Oct 2013 and first published on 17 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46795C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 11494-11496
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    Synthesis of solvent stable polymeric membranes via UV depth-curing

    I. Strużyńska-Piron, J. Loccufier, L. Vanmaele and I. F. J. Vankelecom, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11494
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46795C

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