Excellent humidity sensor based on LiCl loaded hierarchically porous polymeric microspheres

作者: Kai Jiang ,Hongran Zhao ,Jianxun Dai ,Da Kuang ,Te
期刊: ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces
卷号: 2016,8,25529-25534
接收日期: 2016-09-07 18:30:22
摘要 Abstract

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A catalyst-free Friedel@Crafts alkylation reaction has been developed to synthesize hierarchically porous polymeric microspheres (HPPMs) with phloroglucin and dimethoxymethane. HPPMs with uniform size were obtained and the size can be tuned by the concentration of raw materials. The chemical structure and hierarchical porous characteristic of HPPMs were characterized in detail. HPPMs were then loaded with humidity sensitive material LiCl to construct composites for humidity sensor. The optimum sensor based on 3 wt % LiCl-loaded HPPMs shows high sensitivity at the relative humidity (RH) atmosphere of 11-95%, small hysteresis, enhanced durability and rapid response. The sensitive mechanism was discussed through the investigation of complex impedance plots.

Keywords:cross-linkedFriedel−Crafts alkylationhierarchically porous polymeric microspheres;humidity sensorLiCl loaded