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Smart hydrogels exhibiting UCST-type volume changes under physiologically relevant conditions

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Abstract

In this study, we prepared hydrogels composed of poly(allylurea) copolymers that exhibited UCST-type phase separation behaviour. This is the first example of a hydrogel showing a positive thermo-sensitive volume change under physiologically relevant conditions. Of interest, no hysteresis was observed between cooling and heating swelling changes.

Graphical abstract: Smart hydrogels exhibiting UCST-type volume changes under physiologically relevant conditions

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Submitted
17 Sep 2014
Accepted
09 Oct 2014
First published
09 Oct 2014

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 52346-52348
Article type
Communication
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Smart hydrogels exhibiting UCST-type volume changes under physiologically relevant conditions

N. Shimada, S. Kidoaki and A. Maruyama, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 52346
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10612A

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