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Leonie Barner
Founding Equal Opportunity Officer
Leonie Barner
Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone +49 721 608-23023

Email leonie barnerLhz9∂kit edu

Manfred WIlhelm
Speaker of the Graduate School
Manfred Wilhelm
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie

Engesserstr. 18

76218 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-43150

Email manfred wilhelmXgx7∂kit edu

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Molekulare Strukturierung weicher Materie

Project-specific staff
Name Phone E-Mail
+49 721 608-46612 lukas arensJne1∂kit edu
+49 721 608-23023 leonie barnerLka2∂kit edu
+49 721 608-23750 federica cavalliSkc1∂kit edu
+49 721 608-48502 Nico DingenoutsRdu9∂kit edu
+49 721 608-46612 christoph pfeiferHvh4∂kit edu
+49 721 608-43150 manfred wilhelmWsh3∂kit edu

Project C1 • Hydrogels for Separation of Ions Based on Defined Pore Structure

The aim of the project is the precise synthesis and characterization of hydrogels which will be utilized for the separation of ions and water, e.g. for water desalination. As we have shown, a high regularity of the network structure, high swelling capabilities and a high charge density are favorable for the optimization of separation properties. Synthesis of these highly defined networks is realized by the use of click chemistry to chemically join linear precursor molecules and multifunctional linker groups. In addition, the necessary characterization methods for the pore size distribution of polymer gels will be developed.

Publications 2017
Title Author Source

Arens, L.; Albrecht, J. B.; Höpfner, J.; Schlag, K.; Habicht, A.; Seiffert, S.; Wilhelm, M. 

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2017, 1700237. 

Arens, L.; Weißenfeld, F.; Klein, C. O.; Schlag, K.; Wilhelm, M. 

Adv. Sci. 2017, 4, 1700112. 

Cavalli, F.; Mutlu, H.; Steinmueller, S. O.; Barner, L.

Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 3778-3782. DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00812K.