Encapsulation of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) in silica: a stimuli-responsive porous hybrid material that incorporates molecular nano-valves

Journal Article

Polymer-silica membranes were supported on porous centrifugal filters, the encapsulated polymer molecules acting as nano-valves. Permeation experiments with aqueous solutions of poly(ethylene glycol) show that the membranes function as thermally switchable molecular filters.

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Cited Authors

  • Rao, GVR; López, GP

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

  • Advanced Materials

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 1692 - 1695

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1521-4095(200011)12:22<1692::AID-ADMA1692>3.0.CO;2-C