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Issue 53, 2014
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Near-infrared light triggerable deformation-free polysaccharide double network hydrogels

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Abstract

To prepare a hydrogel with robust mechanical properties and programmable remotely-controlled releasing ability, we synthesized an agarose/alginate double network hydrogel incorporating polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles as a near-infrared (NIR) laser responsive releasing system. This hydrogel exhibited pulsatile releasing behaviours according to the laser switching while maintaining its morphology and mechanical strength.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared light triggerable deformation-free polysaccharide double network hydrogels

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2014, accepted on 14 May 2014 and first published on 15 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02216E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7052-7055
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    Near-infrared light triggerable deformation-free polysaccharide double network hydrogels

    R. Luo, Z. H. Lim, W. Li, P. Shi and C. Chen, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7052
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02216E

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