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Poly(ionic liquid) thermo-responsive hydrogel microfluidic actuators

Authors: 

Alexandru Tudor, Janire Saez, Larisa Florea, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dermot Diamond

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
In this study we report the synthesis, characterisation and performance of thermo-responsive crosslinked tributylhexyl phosphonium sulfopropylacrylate (PSPA) poly(ionic liquid) (PILc) hydrogels as temperature controlled actuators in microfluidic devices. The hydrogel size is modulated by localised changes in its temperature due to the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behaviour exhibited by PSPA.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1016/j.snb.2017.03.045
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
Publication Date: 
09/03/2017
Journal: 
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes