Morphology changes of ionic liquid encapsulating polymer microcontainers upon X-ray irradiation

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Späth A, Minami H, Suzuki T, Fink R
Journal: RSC Advances
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 4
Journal issue: 7
Pages range: 3272-3277
ISSN: 2046-2069


Abstract


Microencapsulated ionic liquids represent a novel type of material with high potential for various applications in chemical synthesis, catalysis or separation processes. We present a detailed morphological analysis of this material by means of two imaging techniques, i.e., scanning transmission X-ray microspectroscopy (STXM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). While TEM can be utilized only in the dry state, STXM offers access to high-resolution imaging in liquid surroundings. In either case prolonged illumination leads to degradation of the stabilizing polymer. We discuss potential scenarios, e.g., formation of perforations within the polymer shell, to explain the experimental findings.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fink, Rainer Prof. Dr.
Professur für Physikalische Chemie
Späth, Andreas Dr.
Professur für Physikalische Chemie


External institutions
Kobe University / 神戸大学


How to cite

APA:
Späth, A., Minami, H., Suzuki, T., & Fink, R. (2014). Morphology changes of ionic liquid encapsulating polymer microcontainers upon X-ray irradiation. RSC Advances, 4(7), 3272-3277. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ra45980b

MLA:
Späth, Andreas, et al. "Morphology changes of ionic liquid encapsulating polymer microcontainers upon X-ray irradiation." RSC Advances 4.7 (2014): 3272-3277.

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