Citation: Xia-Chao Chen, Pei-Ru Sun, Hong-Liang Liu. Hierarchically Crosslinked Gels Containing Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids towards Reliable Sensing Applications[J]. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, ;2020, 38(4): 332-341. doi: 10.1007/s10118-020-2357-2 shu

Hierarchically Crosslinked Gels Containing Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids towards Reliable Sensing Applications

  • Corresponding author: Xia-Chao Chen, chenxiachao@buaa.edu.cn Hong-Liang Liu, liuhl@mail.ipc.ac.cn
  • † These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Received Date: 8 August 2019
    Revised Date: 12 September 2019
    Accepted Date: 12 September 2019
    Available Online: 1 April 2020

  • Human skin can function steadily regardless of surrounding circumstances (dry or wet), while it is still a challenge for artificial ionic skins, which tend to release solvents in dry air and leach electrolytes in wetted state. Herein, a series of hierarchically crosslinked ionogels containing hydrophobic ionic liquids (ILs) is fabricated by combining a crystalline fluorinated copolymer with hydrophobic ILs. With a reasonable combination of nonvolatility, transparency, stretchablility, and sensitivity, such ionogels can work as reliable sensors for real-time monitoring human motions and operate steadily in complex environments as human skin does, which can contribute to the development of durable sensing devices with a simple design.
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