A facile method for fabrication of moisture-sensitive porous membrane with on-off function

F. Song, Jintu Fan

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In the present work, a facile method is presented for fabrication of moisture sensitive porous polyurethane (PU) membranes with on-off function. A kind of supramolecular hydrogel precursor, never used as pore filling agent before, was firstly formed by the inclusion complexation of PEG diacrylate (PEGDA) with ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD) and subsequently in-situ UV photo-cross-linked in pores of the PU membranes. The moisture sensitive property of the supramolecular hydrogels was related to the amount of ?-CD added as well as the environmental relative humidity. Especially, the controlled on-off function of the hydrogel-containing porous PU membrane was confirmed from the results of microscopic observation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2118-2120
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2011


  • Moisture sensitive
  • On-off function
  • Porous polyurethane membrane
  • Supramolecular hydrogel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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