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Title: Printable, Degradable, and Biocompatible Ion Gels from a Renewable ABA Triblock Polyester and a Low Toxicity Ionic Liquid

Abstract

We have designed printable, biocompatible, and degradable ion gels by combining a novel ABA triblock aliphatic polyester, poly(ε-decalactone)-b-poly(dl-lactide)-b-poly(ε-decalactone), and a low toxicity ionic liquid, 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bistrifluoromethanesulfonylimide ([P14][TFSI]). Due to the favorable compatibility between amorphous poly(dl-lactide) and [P14][TFSI] and the insolubility of the poly(ε-decalactone), the triblock polymer forms self-assembled micellar cross-links similar to thermoplastic elastomers, which ensures similar processing conditions and mechanical robustness during the fabrication of printed electrolyte-gated organic transistor devices. Additionally, the ester backbone in the polymer structure enables efficient hydrolytic degradation of these ion gels compared to those made previously using carbon-backbone polymers.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and ‡Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. AIR FORCE- OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
OSTI Identifier:
1410684
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ACS Macro Letters; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Tang, Boxin, Schneiderman, Deborah K., Zare Bidoky, Fazel, Frisbie, C. Daniel, and Lodge, Timothy P. Printable, Degradable, and Biocompatible Ion Gels from a Renewable ABA Triblock Polyester and a Low Toxicity Ionic Liquid. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00582.
Tang, Boxin, Schneiderman, Deborah K., Zare Bidoky, Fazel, Frisbie, C. Daniel, & Lodge, Timothy P. Printable, Degradable, and Biocompatible Ion Gels from a Renewable ABA Triblock Polyester and a Low Toxicity Ionic Liquid. United States. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00582.
Tang, Boxin, Schneiderman, Deborah K., Zare Bidoky, Fazel, Frisbie, C. Daniel, and Lodge, Timothy P. Fri . "Printable, Degradable, and Biocompatible Ion Gels from a Renewable ABA Triblock Polyester and a Low Toxicity Ionic Liquid". United States. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00582.
@article{osti_1410684,
title = {Printable, Degradable, and Biocompatible Ion Gels from a Renewable ABA Triblock Polyester and a Low Toxicity Ionic Liquid},
author = {Tang, Boxin and Schneiderman, Deborah K. and Zare Bidoky, Fazel and Frisbie, C. Daniel and Lodge, Timothy P.},
abstractNote = {We have designed printable, biocompatible, and degradable ion gels by combining a novel ABA triblock aliphatic polyester, poly(ε-decalactone)-b-poly(dl-lactide)-b-poly(ε-decalactone), and a low toxicity ionic liquid, 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bistrifluoromethanesulfonylimide ([P14][TFSI]). Due to the favorable compatibility between amorphous poly(dl-lactide) and [P14][TFSI] and the insolubility of the poly(ε-decalactone), the triblock polymer forms self-assembled micellar cross-links similar to thermoplastic elastomers, which ensures similar processing conditions and mechanical robustness during the fabrication of printed electrolyte-gated organic transistor devices. Additionally, the ester backbone in the polymer structure enables efficient hydrolytic degradation of these ion gels compared to those made previously using carbon-backbone polymers.},
doi = {10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00582},
journal = {ACS Macro Letters},
number = 10,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}