Ionic Liquid Microcapsules: Formation and Application of Polystyrene Microcapsules with Ionic Liquid Cores

Ismael Lobato Guarnido, Alexander F. Routh, Michael D. Mantle, Mercedes Fernandez Serrano, Patricia C. Marr

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Abstract

The synthesis of 2–3 μm spherical microcapsules with a polymer shell and a liquid core composed of ionic liquid (IL) ([Bmim][NTf2]) is described. These discrete IL microcapsules are prepared quickly and in large quantity in a low temperature, one pot synthesis, by a modified coacervation technique. These IL microcapsules show ability to release dye from the IL core into solution through a polymer membrane and also concentrate metal ions from solution into the microcapsules.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Early online date07 Jan 2019
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Publication statusEarly online date - 07 Jan 2019

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