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A catalyst-free, temperature controlled gelation system for in-mold fabrication of microgels

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Abstract

Anisometric microgels are prepared via thermal crosslinking using an in-mold polymerization technique. Star-shaped poly(ethylene oxide-stat-propylene oxide) polymers, end-modified with amine and epoxy groups, form hydrogels, of which the mechanical properties and gelation rate can be adjusted by the temperature, duration of heating, and polymer concentration. Depending on the microgel stiffness, the rod-shaped microgels self-assemble into ordered or disordered structures.

Graphical abstract: A catalyst-free, temperature controlled gelation system for in-mold fabrication of microgels

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2018, accepted on 30 May 2018 and first published on 01 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02478B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6943-6946
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    A catalyst-free, temperature controlled gelation system for in-mold fabrication of microgels

    A. J. D. Krüger, J. Köhler, S. Cichosz, J. C. Rose, D. B. Gehlen, T. Haraszti, M. Möller and L. De Laporte, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6943
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02478B

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