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Catalyst-mediated yet catalyst-free hydrogels formed by interfacial chemical activation

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Abstract

We introduce an entirely new method for forming hydrogels, wherein the formation is triggered by a catalyst, but the resulting hydrogels are catalyst-free. We unexpectedly found that a sufficient amount of crosslinkable catecholquinone/semiquinone free radicals is generated by the physical contact between catechol-containing polymers and surface-immobilized catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Catalyst-mediated yet catalyst-free hydrogels formed by interfacial chemical activation

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2013, accepted on 19 Jan 2014 and first published on 20 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49043B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 2869-2872
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    Catalyst-mediated yet catalyst-free hydrogels formed by interfacial chemical activation

    E. Byun, J. H. Ryu and H. Lee, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2869
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49043B

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