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Simple conditions for large morphological variations in thermoresponsive biopolymeric microstructures

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Abstract

Thermoresponsive biopolymeric microstructures are prepared by exploiting the thermal phase transitions of emulsified elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs). ELP microbeads prepared below the transition temperature (Tt) have positively thermoresponsive pores. ELP microcapsules prepared above Tt have negatively thermoresponsive pores. Interestingly, the ELP microcapsules prepared at the temperature of the transition state displayed bidirectional thermoresponsive behavior.

Graphical abstract: Simple conditions for large morphological variations in thermoresponsive biopolymeric microstructures

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2013, accepted on 28 Jan 2014 and first published on 28 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49044K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 2954-2957
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    Simple conditions for large morphological variations in thermoresponsive biopolymeric microstructures

    J. Cheng, M. Park and J. Hyun, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2954
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49044K

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