Materials and Coatings Derived from the Polymerizable Ionic Liquid Surfactants 1-(2-Acryloyloxyundecyl)-3-methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate and 1-(2-Acryloyloxyundecyl)-3-methylimidazolium 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-propylsulfonate
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
John Texter, PhD, Chair
Donald Snyder, PhD
Bob Lahidji, PhD
Polymerizable ionic liquid surfactants were synthesized and polymerized, yielding engineered advanced polymers that can be tailored for diverse applications. First, 1-(2-acryloyloxyundecyl)-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (IL-BF4) was synthesized and was copolymerized with methyl methacrylate (MMA) via microemulsion polymerization. The resulting polymer gels can be transformed into porous materials by anion exchange, and the porosity of the material can be tuned through the solvent shifting. Second, an ionic liquid composed of a 1-(2-acryloyloxyundecyl)-3- methylimidazolium (IL) cation and 2-acryloamido-2-methyl-propylsulfonate (AMPS) anion was synthesized and polymerized by UV irradiation, and introductory data are illustrated for humidity sensitive preparations suitable for chemFETs, for proton conducting polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) suitable for fuel cell fabrication, and for lithium ion and silver ion conducting membranes suitable for fast ionic conducting batteries.
Gu, Hong, "Materials and Coatings Derived from the Polymerizable Ionic Liquid Surfactants 1-(2-Acryloyloxyundecyl)-3-methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate and 1-(2-Acryloyloxyundecyl)-3-methylimidazolium 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-propylsulfonate" (2009). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 239.