Hybrid silica – polymer macroporous membranes with tunable surface functionality

A.M. Urmenyi, Albert P. Philipse, Rob G.H. Lammertink, Matthias Wessling

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Abstract

We report a generic synthetic route to prepare polymer-silica hybrid membrane with tunable porosity and surface properties. First, a macroporous polymeric membrane is prepared using immersion precipitation technique. Subsequent encapsulation of the polymer matrix with a continuous silica layer, substitutes the surface properties of the polymer by the silica layer. This enables the use of the rich spectrum of silica functionalisation techniques. Hydrophilization and hydrophobization to control wetting properties of the macroporous hybrid membrane are evaluated.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)296-298
JournalDesalination
Volume199
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2006

Keywords

  • IR-57966

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