Breathing Pores on Command: Redox-Responsive Spongy Membranes from Poly(ferrocenylsilane)s

Kaihuan Zhang, Xueling Feng, Xiaofeng Sui, Mark A. Hempenius, Gyula J. Vancso

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Redox-responsive porous membranes can be readily formed by electrostatic complexation between redox active poly(ferrocenylsilane) PFS-based poly(ionic liquid)s and organic acids. Redox-induced changes on this membrane demonstrated reversible switching between more open and more closed porous structures. By taking advantage of the structure changes in the oxidized and reduced states, the porous membrane exhibits reversible permeability control and shows great potential in gated filtration, catalysis, and controlled release.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13789-13793
JournalAngewandte Chemie (international edition)
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2014


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  • IR-92937


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