A hydrophobic adsorbent based on hierarchical porous polymers derived from morphologies of a biomineral

Kosuke Sato, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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The hierarchical porous structures of vinyl polymers, such as polystyrene (PSt) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), were derived from morphologies of a biomineral through replication. The resultant PSt hierarchical structures showed enhanced adsorption properties of organic molecules as hydrophobic adsorbents in an aqueous medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7919-7922
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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