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Shape switching of hollow layer-by-layer hydrogel microcontainers

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Abstract

We present a novel type of ultrathin hydrogel microcapsules with pH-triggered shape switch. The capsules are produced as hollow hydrogel replicas of cubical inorganic templates and capable of keeping cubical geometries at neutral pH but transform into bulged structures at basic pH.

Graphical abstract: Shape switching of hollow layer-by-layer hydrogel microcontainers

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The article was received on 20 May 2011, accepted on 06 Jun 2011 and first published on 21 Jun 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12960K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 8352-8354
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    Shape switching of hollow layer-by-layer hydrogel microcontainers

    V. Kozlovskaya, W. Higgins, J. Chen and E. Kharlampieva, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 8352
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12960K

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