Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals
Laboratory of Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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
Dutch Polymer Institute, P.O. Box 902, 5600 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 8 December 2017 / Revised: 6 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
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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.
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Lugger, J.; Mulder, D.J.; Sijbesma, R.; Schenning, A. Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals. Materials 2018, 11, 104.
Lugger J, Mulder DJ, Sijbesma R, Schenning A. Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals. Materials. 2018; 11(1):104.
Lugger, Jody; Mulder, Dirk J.; Sijbesma, Rint; Schenning, Albert. 2018. "Nanoporous Polymers Based on Liquid Crystals." Materials 11, no. 1: 104.
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