Selective composite membranes with high and controlled porosity have been fabricated using patterned silicon microsieves as support and nanoporous polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) membranes as selective layer. The desired morphology of the block copolymer layer is obtained by a supramolecular approach based on the hydrogen bonding of the PEO block with resorcinol. The formation of PS-b-PEO/resorcinol complexes allows to easily control the self-assembly of the block copolymer and to obtain normally oriented PEO/resorcinol nanocylinders by spin coating PS-b-PEO/resorcinol solutions. In a further step resorcinol works as a porogen and by its selective dissolution densely packed, normally oriented nanochannels coated by PEO chains have been obtained. These hydrophilic nanochannels have a diameter of approximately 20 nm and cross the membranes from top to bottom. The nanoporous polymer layer is crack-free and well adheres to the support microsieve. The composite membrane is permeable to methylene blue while blocks larger molecules, such as bovine serum albumin.

Iannarelli, L., Nistico', R., Avetta, P., Lazzari, M., Magnacca, G., Calza, P., et al. (2015). Composite membranes with hydrophilic nanopores derived from the self-assembly of block copolymer supramolecular complexes. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 62, 108-115 [10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.11.019].

Composite membranes with hydrophilic nanopores derived from the self-assembly of block copolymer supramolecular complexes

NISTICO', ROBERTO
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2015

Abstract

Selective composite membranes with high and controlled porosity have been fabricated using patterned silicon microsieves as support and nanoporous polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) membranes as selective layer. The desired morphology of the block copolymer layer is obtained by a supramolecular approach based on the hydrogen bonding of the PEO block with resorcinol. The formation of PS-b-PEO/resorcinol complexes allows to easily control the self-assembly of the block copolymer and to obtain normally oriented PEO/resorcinol nanocylinders by spin coating PS-b-PEO/resorcinol solutions. In a further step resorcinol works as a porogen and by its selective dissolution densely packed, normally oriented nanochannels coated by PEO chains have been obtained. These hydrophilic nanochannels have a diameter of approximately 20 nm and cross the membranes from top to bottom. The nanoporous polymer layer is crack-free and well adheres to the support microsieve. The composite membrane is permeable to methylene blue while blocks larger molecules, such as bovine serum albumin.
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Block copolymers; Composite membranes; Nanopores; Selectivity; Supramolecular complexes;
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2015
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108
115
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Iannarelli, L., Nistico', R., Avetta, P., Lazzari, M., Magnacca, G., Calza, P., et al. (2015). Composite membranes with hydrophilic nanopores derived from the self-assembly of block copolymer supramolecular complexes. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 62, 108-115 [10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.11.019].
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