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Materials 2018, 11(1), 104; doi:10.3390/ma11010104

Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals

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1,2,* and 2,3,*
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Laboratory of Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Laboratory of Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials and Devices, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Dutch Polymer Institute, P.O. Box 902, 5600 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 8 December 2017 / Revised: 6 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Crystal-Assisted Advanced Functional Materials)
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Abstract

In the present review, we discuss recent advances in the field of nanoporous networks based on polymerisable liquid crystals. The field has matured in the last decade, yielding polymers having 1D, 2D, and 3D channels with pore sizes on the nanometer scale. Next to the current progress, some of the future challenges are presented, with the integration of nanoporous membranes in functional devices considered as the biggest challenge. View Full-Text
Keywords: liquid crystals; nanoporous membranes; filtration; separation; adsorption; ion conductivity; polymer network liquid crystals; nanoporous membranes; filtration; separation; adsorption; ion conductivity; polymer network
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Lugger, J.; Mulder, D.J.; Sijbesma, R.; Schenning, A. Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals. Materials 2018, 11, 104.

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