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Bio-inspired polyelectrolyte complex/graphene oxide nanocomposite membranes with enhanced tensile strength and ultra-low gas permeability

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Abstract

A facile synthetic method was developed to prepare polyelectrolyte complex/graphene oxide nanocomposite membranes with biomimetic brick-and-mortar structures, in which their tensile strength and modulus were improved 3 and 1.5 times with a loading of 1.5 v% of graphene oxide, reaching 115 MPa and 3.5 GPa, respectively. Oxygen permeation of PEC@GO films was reduced by 4 orders of magnitude, due to the layered arrangement of GO in the PEC matrix.

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The article was received on 27 May 2013, accepted on 10 Jun 2013 and first published on 11 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00683B
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 4298-4302
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    Bio-inspired polyelectrolyte complex/graphene oxide nanocomposite membranes with enhanced tensile strength and ultra-low gas permeability

    Q. Zhao, Q. An, T. Liu, J. Chen, F. Chen, K. Lee and C. Gao, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4298
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00683B

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