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Engineering tough, highly compressible, biodegradable hydrogels by tuning the network architecture

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Abstract

By precisely tuning the network architecture, tough, highly compressible hydrogels were engineered. The hydrogels were made by interconnecting high-functionality hydrophobic domains through linear tri-block chains, consisting of soft hydrophilic middle blocks, flanked with flexible hydrophobic blocks. In showing their applicability, the efficient encapsulation and prolonged release of hydrophobic drugs were achieved.

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The article was received on 12 Apr 2017, accepted on 31 May 2017 and first published on 31 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02811C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 6756-6759
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    Engineering tough, highly compressible, biodegradable hydrogels by tuning the network architecture

    D. Gu, S. Tan, C. Xu, A. J. O'Connor and G. G. Qiao, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 6756
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02811C

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