Anionic azobenzene-containing bilayered membranes dispersed in binary water-ionic liquid (IL) media undergo proton-responsive transformation into liquid crystalline microspheres (LCMs). This transformation was induced by protons released by the heat-induced hydrolysis of tetrafluoroborate ions in the ILs. This work demonstrates the first beneficial use of hydrolysis-susceptible ILs in chemistry.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry