Sandwich-type polymer nanofiber structure of poly(furfuryl alcohol): An effective template for ordered porous films

Feng Gao, Qingyi Lu, Huan Pang, Sridhar Komarneni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

A brand new sandwich-type poly(furfuryl alcohol) (PFA) nanostructure as well as ordered PFA nanofiber arrays has been successfully obtained through a novel two-step polymerization method by using a porous alumina membrane as the template. This novel structure is made up of ordered PFA nanopillars supported by two PFA films on the top and bottom. The thickness of the PFA films on both sides could be adjusted from several micrometers to tens of micrometers, and the flexibility of the membrane could be controlled in a certain range. This sandwich-type polymer nanostructure can be used as an effective template for constructing other ordered porous films resembling the structure of the parent alumina membrane, and in this study, ordered porous titania membrane has been successfully obtained. Theoretically, many other novel porous (or mesoand macro-mixed porous) materials could be synthesized through this novel template.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12477-12481
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume113
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Sandwich-type polymer nanofiber structure of poly(furfuryl alcohol): An effective template for ordered porous films'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this