Polymeric Pseudo-Liquid Membranes from Polymethacrylate Derivative Bearing Oligodimethylsiloxane Unit
Hiroki Tsujimoto and Masakazu Yoshikawa
Published: 07 April 2017
Abstract: Novel liquid membrane system, which is named polymeric pseudo-liquid membrane was constructed from polymethacrylate derivative bearing oligodimethylsiloxane (PDMSMA), showing rubbery state under operating conditions, as a membrane matrix. In the present study, dibenzo-18-crown-6 (DB18C6), dibenzo-21-crown-7 (DB21C7) or O-allyl-N-(9-anthracenylmethyl)cinchonidinium bromide (AMCC) was adopted as a carrier for KCl transport, CsCl transport or optical resolution of racemic mixture of phenylglycine (Phegly), respectively. The results of KCl and CsCl transports revealed that the membrane transport was attained by carrier-diffusion mechanism like conventional liquid membranes. The present study led the conclusion that PDMSMA can be applicable not only to membrane transport of alkali metal ions, such as K+ and Cs+, but also to chiral separation.
Keywords: Chiral separation, Crown ether, Liquid membrane, Optical resolution, Polymeric pseudo-liquid membrane.