Novel lower critical solution temperature phase transition materials effectively control osmosis by mild temperature changes

Minwoo Noh, Yeongbong Mok, Seonju Lee, Heejin Kim, So Hyun Lee, Geun Woo Jin, Ji Hun Seo, Heebeom Koo, Tae Ha Park, Yan Lee

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Osmosis can be controlled reversibly and effectively by mild temperature changes based on novel thermosensitive solutes with LCST transition. The nBu-TAEA thermosensitive solution can draw fresh water from seawater at temperatures less than the phase separation temperature, and the osmotic flow was reversed at higher temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3845-3847
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 21
Externally publishedYes


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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