Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 296, Issue 6, pp 1005–1016 | Cite as

Tailoring the morphology and epoxy group content of glycidyl methacrylate-based polyHIPE monoliths via radiation-induced polymerization at room temperature

  • Song Yang
  • Yipeng Wang
  • Yunzhen Jia
  • Xuehui Sun
  • Peijian Sun
  • Yaqiong Qin
  • Ruyang Li
  • Huarong Liu
  • Cong Nie
Original Contribution


Glycidylmethacrylate (GMA)-based poly(high internal phase emulsion) (polyHIPE) monoliths were prepared using a HIPE template via radiation-induced polymerization at room temperature. The effects of surfactant content, cross-linking degree, water fraction, and porogen content on the surface area, average void diameter, distribution of void diameter, average interconnection diameter, average pore diameter, and epoxy group content of GMA-based polyHIPE monoliths were investigated. The morphology and epoxy group content of GMA-based polyHIPE monoliths may be tailored by tuning each of the factors above according to the requirements of specific applications. Finally, the different morphology and epoxy group content of GMA-based polyHIPE monoliths were applied in phenol removal from cigarette smoke (CS) through a reaction between the epoxy group and phenol. The results showed that GMA-based polyHIPE monoliths with the higher content of epoxy group and bigger surface area showed the higher rate of phenol removal.


High internal phase emulsion Glycidyl methacrylate PolyHIPE Monolith Morphology Epoxy group content Porous polymers 



The authors thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 51003122), the Dean Science and Technology Development Fund Project of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute (no. 332016CA0210), the Key Science and Technology Projects of CNTC (no. 312010AA0040), and the National Science and Technology Project of China (no. 322012AK0030) for their financial support.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Song Yang
    • 1
  • Yipeng Wang
    • 1
  • Yunzhen Jia
    • 1
  • Xuehui Sun
    • 1
  • Peijian Sun
    • 1
  • Yaqiong Qin
    • 1
  • Ruyang Li
    • 1
  • Huarong Liu
    • 2
  • Cong Nie
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Tobacco ChemistryZhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTCZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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