Improving the extraction performance of polymer inclusion membranes by cross-linking their polymeric backbone
Bosirul Hoque, M Ines GS Almeida, Robert W Cattrall, Thiruvancheril G Gopakumar, Spas D Kolev
REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
This study aims at comprehensively investigating the possibility of fabricating cross-linked polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) using the most common base polymers (i.e., poly(vinyl chloride), cellulose triacetate and poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)), cross-linking polymers or monomers (i.e., poly(ethylene glycol) dimethylacrylate, poly(ethylene glycol) divinylether and N-ethylmaleimide) and photo-initiators (i.e., 2,2-dimethoxy-2-phenyl acetophenone, triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate and triphenylphosphine oxide). The suitability of the photo-initiators for the different cross-linking polymers/monomers in poly(vinyl chloride)-based membranes (without extractants) was ass..View full abstract
B. Hoque is grateful to The University of Melbourne for providing him with a scholarship as part of the Melbourne India Postgraduate Program.