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Ionic Cross-Linked Polymeric Films for Gas Separation

United States Patent Application

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Provided herein are compositions, CO.sub.2-permeable/selective membranes and related methods of making and using the membranes. Ionically cross-linked poly(ether)-based membranes were prepared for applications relating to CO.sub.2. These films were studied for their thermal curing behavior using DSC. The resulting free-standing membranes have near C., T.sub.dS up to C., and Young's modulus up to 4.2 MPa. These membranes showed CO.sub.2 permeabilities of 84-110 Barrer and CO.sub.2/N.sub.2 selectivity of 20-40.
Nulwala, Hunaid B. (Pittsburgh, PA), Luebke, David (Pittsburgh, PA), Zhou, Xu (Pittsburgh, PA)
15/ 520,962
October 28, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL FUNDING [0002] This invention was made with government support under the Department of Energy DE-FE0004000. The government has certain rights in this invention.