Barikbin Z.,Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering Programme |
Rahman Md.T.,Queen's University of Belfast |
Jarde D.,TU Munich |
Badruddoza A.Z.M.,National University of Singapore |
And 3 more authors.
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 | Year: 2012
We present a simple capillary-based microfluidic method to fabricate monodisperse microgels composed of polymeric ionic liquids (PILs). We are able to tune the size, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity and chemical nature of these microgels by selecting an appropriate anion from a diverse pool of anions. Further, these microgels can also stably accommodate organic indicators useful for pH sensing and remove ionic contaminants from water.