Photoexcitable polymer membranes. Photoinduced membrane potential across poly(vinyl chloride) membrane doped with a photosensitive crown ether having lipophilic side chain

Jun‐Ichi ‐I Anzai, Yasushi Hasebe, Akihiko Ueno, Tetsuo Osa

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Abstract

Photoirradiation induced potential changes of 10–20 mV across the poly(vinyl chloride) membranes doped with a photosensitive lipophilic crown ether, p‐[3,4‐(1,4,7,10,13‐pentaoxatridecane‐1,13‐diyl)phenylazo]hexadecyloxybenzene was studied. The photoresponse of the membrane was highly improved, presumably due to the lipophilic nature of the crown ether. The photoresponse was explained in terms of the charge density change on the membrane surface. The electric double layer theory was applied to estimate the values of the photoinduced change of the charge density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1519-1529
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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