Isoporous block copolymer membranes

Macromol Rapid Commun. 2015 Jan;36(1):10-22. doi: 10.1002/marc.201400556. Epub 2014 Nov 29.

Abstract

The developments in membranes based on tailored block copolymers are reported with an emphasis on isoporous membranes. These membranes can be prepared in different geometries, namely flat sheets and hollow fibers. They display narrow pore size distributions due to their formation by self-assembly. The preparation of these membranes and possibilities to further functionalize such membranes will be discussed. Different ways to control the pore size will be addressed, and the potential of block copolymer blends to fabricate membranes with tailored pore sizes will be shown.

Keywords: block copolymers; membranes; self-assembly.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Membranes, Artificial*
  • Polystyrenes / chemistry*
  • Porosity
  • Surface Properties

Substances

  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Polystyrenes