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Humidity control in a closed system utilizing conducting polymers

Author:
Wei, Qingshuo, Mukaida, Masakazu, Ding, Wuxiao, Ishida, Takao
Source:
RSC advances 2018 v.8 no.23 pp. 12540-12546
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
chemists, humidity, lipids, nanocapsules, polymers
Abstract:
In this study, we demonstrate that conducting polymers could be ideal materials for continuously managing humidity in a wide range of enclosed spaces. We demonstrate a simple battery-driven humidity control unit to manage the humidity in a closed environment and studied humidity-responsive nanocapsules using Zn-coordinated lipid nanovesicles. This study not only promises new applications for conducting polymers but also provides an easy approach for fabricating chambers with a controlled environment, which are often used by physicists, chemists, and biologists.
Agid:
6183709