Design of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/611347
Title:
Design of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines
Authors:
Sutisna, Burhannudin; Polymeropoulos, Georgios; Musteata, Valentina-Elena; Peinemann, Klaus-Viktor ( 0000-0003-0309-9598 ) ; Avgeropoulos, Apostolos; Smilgies, Detlef-M.; Hadjichristidis, Nikolaos ( 0000-0003-1442-1714 ) ; Nunes, Suzana Pereira ( 0000-0002-3669-138X )
Abstract:
Block copolymer self-assembly and non-solvent induced phase separation are now being combined to fabricate membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high porosity. The method has the potential to be used with a broad range of tailor-made block copolymers to control functionality and selectivity for specific separations. However, the extension of this process to any new copolymer is challenging and time consuming, due to the complex interplay of influencing parameters, such as solvent composition, polymer molecular weights, casting solution concentration, and evaporation time. We propose here an effective method for designing new block copolymer membranes. The method consists of predetermining a trend line for the preparation of isoporous membranes, obtained by computing solvent properties, interactions and copolymer block sizes for a set of successful systems and using it as a guide to select the preparation conditions for new membranes. We applied the method to membranes based on poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) diblocks and extended it to newly synthesized poly(styrene-b-2-vinyl pyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO) terpolymers. The trend line method can be generally applied to other new systems and is expected to dramatically shorten the path of isoporous membrane manufacture. The PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO membrane formation was investigated by in situ Grazing Incident Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS), which revealed a hexagonal micelle order with domain spacing clearly correlated to the membrane interpore distances.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
Citation:
Design of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines 2016 Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.
Issue Date:
18-May-2016
DOI:
10.1039/C6ME00033A
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2058-9689
Sponsors:
This work was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Grant 1671 - CRG2. The authors acknowledge the CHESS at Cornell, USA and the LNLS in Brazil for access to the GISAXS and SAXS synchrotron facilities. The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences under NSF award DMR-1332208.
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http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=C6ME00033A
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorSutisna, Burhannudinen
dc.contributor.authorPolymeropoulos, Georgiosen
dc.contributor.authorMusteata, Valentina-Elenaen
dc.contributor.authorPeinemann, Klaus-Viktoren
dc.contributor.authorAvgeropoulos, Apostolosen
dc.contributor.authorSmilgies, Detlef-M.en
dc.contributor.authorHadjichristidis, Nikolaosen
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Suzana Pereiraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T09:37:14Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-01T09:37:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-18-
dc.identifier.citationDesign of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines 2016 Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.en
dc.identifier.issn2058-9689-
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/C6ME00033A-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/611347-
dc.description.abstractBlock copolymer self-assembly and non-solvent induced phase separation are now being combined to fabricate membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high porosity. The method has the potential to be used with a broad range of tailor-made block copolymers to control functionality and selectivity for specific separations. However, the extension of this process to any new copolymer is challenging and time consuming, due to the complex interplay of influencing parameters, such as solvent composition, polymer molecular weights, casting solution concentration, and evaporation time. We propose here an effective method for designing new block copolymer membranes. The method consists of predetermining a trend line for the preparation of isoporous membranes, obtained by computing solvent properties, interactions and copolymer block sizes for a set of successful systems and using it as a guide to select the preparation conditions for new membranes. We applied the method to membranes based on poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) diblocks and extended it to newly synthesized poly(styrene-b-2-vinyl pyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO) terpolymers. The trend line method can be generally applied to other new systems and is expected to dramatically shorten the path of isoporous membrane manufacture. The PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO membrane formation was investigated by in situ Grazing Incident Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS), which revealed a hexagonal micelle order with domain spacing clearly correlated to the membrane interpore distances.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Grant 1671 - CRG2. The authors acknowledge the CHESS at Cornell, USA and the LNLS in Brazil for access to the GISAXS and SAXS synchrotron facilities. The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences under NSF award DMR-1332208.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=C6ME00033Aen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.en
dc.titleDesign of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend linesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)en
dc.identifier.journalMol. Syst. Des. Eng.en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science Engineering, University of Ioannina, University Campus-Dourouti, 45110 Ioannina, Greeceen
dc.contributor.institutionCornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, Wilson Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, USAen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorSutisna, Burhannudinen
kaust.authorPolymeropoulos, Georgiosen
kaust.authorMusteata, Valentina-Elenaen
kaust.authorPeinemann, Klaus-Viktoren
kaust.authorAvgeropoulos, Apostolosen
kaust.authorHadjichristidis, Nikolaosen
kaust.authorNunes, Suzana Pereiraen
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