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Temperature and pH triggered release characteristics of water/fluorescein from 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate based ionogels

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Abstract

A crosslinked poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) ionogel encapsulating an ionic liquid exhibits improved transmittance properties, enhanced water uptake/release, greater thermal actuation behaviour and distinct solvatomorphology over its hydrogel equivalent. It was also found that the rate of release of fluorescein pre-loaded into membranes was considerably enhanced for ionogels compared to equivalent hydrogels, and could be triggered through changes in pH and temperature.

Graphical abstract: Temperature and pH triggered release characteristics of water/fluorescein from 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate based ionogels

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2013, accepted on 05 Apr 2013 and first published on 11 Apr 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41272E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4613-4615
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    Temperature and pH triggered release characteristics of water/fluorescein from 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate based ionogels

    S. Gallagher, A. Kavanagh, L. Florea, D. R. MacFarlane, K. J. Fraser and D. Diamond, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4613
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41272E

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