Sizeable Macroporous Monolithic Polyamide Entities Prepared in Closed Molds by Thermally Mediated Dissolution and Phase Segregation
2008 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 20, no 19, 6244-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A simple method is presented for the preparation of macroporous monoliths from an aliphatic polyamide in closed molds, based on swelling/dissolution in benzyl alcohol at elevated temperature, followed by precipitation into a continuous monolithic structure by cooling the solution below the upper critical solution temperature. Subsequent removal of the solvent led to the formation of rigid macroporous nylon monoliths with a continuous and evenly spaced macropore system. The intended use is as supports for flow-through systems, where efficient mass transport at low flow resistance is the key optimization criterion.
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2008. Vol. 20, no 19, 6244-7 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10615DOI: doi:10.1021/cm800088aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-10615DiVA: diva2:150286