Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials

Volume 5, Issue 2 (April 2015)

ISSN Print: 2164-5736   ISSN Online: 2164-5752

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Fabrication of Microporous Film and Microspheres Hybrids

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DOI: 10.4236/ojopm.2015.52006    3,854 Downloads   4,630 Views  


Hybrids consisting of a microporous film and polymeric microspheres were fabricated via a simple method without a special apparatus. Highly ordered microporous polymer films with honeycomb structure were fabricated by a dissipative process utilizing amphiphilic poly(acrylic acid)- block-polystyrene, which was synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization followed by an acid-catalyzed ester cleavage reaction. In order to embed the microsphere efficiently, the dried microporous films should be soaked in methanol to alter the surface functionality and to improve the wettability of the film surface. The introduction of amino functionality to polystyrene microspheres by seeded polymerization of N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate drastically improved the embedding efficiency. The effect of open pore size was also investigated.

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Taherzadeh, H. , Shimoi, Y. and Ogino, K. (2015) Fabrication of Microporous Film and Microspheres Hybrids. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 5, 51-57. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2015.52006.

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