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Temperature responsive lipid liquid crystal layers with embedded nanogels

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Abstract

Polymer nanogels are embedded within layers consisting of a nonlamellar liquid crystalline lipid phase to act as thermoresponsive controllers of layer compactness and hydration. As the nanogels change from the swollen to the collapsed state via a temperature trigger, they enable on-demand release of water from the mixed polymer–lipid layer while the lipid matrix remains intact. Combining stimuli-responsive polymers with responsive lipid-based mesophase systems opens up new routes in biomedical applications such as functional biomaterials, bioanalysis and drug delivery.

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The article was received on 25 Nov 2016, accepted on 03 Jan 2017 and first published on 04 Jan 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09426K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 1417-1420
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    Temperature responsive lipid liquid crystal layers with embedded nanogels

    A. P. Dabkowska, C. Hirst, M. Valldeperas, L. A. Clifton, C. Montis, S. Nöjd, L. Gentile, M. Wang, G. K. Pálsson, S. Lages, D. Berti, J. Barauskas and T. Nylander, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1417
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09426K

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