Nanoporous polymers based on liquid crystals

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104
Number of pages18
JournalMaterials
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Filtration
  • Ion conductivity
  • Liquid crystals
  • Nanoporous membranes
  • Polymer network
  • Separation

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