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Issue 1, 2017
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Stimuli-responsive polymers and their applications

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Abstract

Responsive polymer-based materials are capable of altering their chemical and/or physical properties upon exposure to external stimuli. These materials have been intensively studied over the years for a diverse range of applications, e.g., for on-demand drug delivery, tissue generation/repair, biosensing, smart coatings, and artificial muscles. Here, we review recent advances in the areas of sensing and biosensing, drug delivery, and actuators. Specific examples are given in each of these areas, and we highlight our group's work on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels and assemblies.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2016, accepted on 11 Oct 2016 and first published on 25 Oct 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01585A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 127-143
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    Stimuli-responsive polymers and their applications

    M. Wei, Y. Gao, X. Li and M. J. Serpe, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 127
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01585A

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