Preparation of cross-linked nanoporous poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate membrane in hexagonal lyotropic liquid crystal phases
conference contributionposted on 01.01.2009, 00:00 authored by Jane ZhangJane Zhang, Fenghua SheFenghua She, Weimin Gao, Lingxue KongLingxue Kong
Cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) membranes were prepared by polymerization in periodic nanostructured lyotropic liquid crystals (LLC) hexagonal phases under UV light. A series of membranes were prepared under different purification treatment conditions. Polarized light microscope was employed to determine the LLC phase texture of LLC system before and after polymerization. It is found that the LLC hexagonal structure retained to some degree after polymerization. The interior structures of final membranes were investigated with scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results suggested that purification process affect the structure retention.