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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.

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2014, accepted on 09 Oct 2014 and first published on 09 Oct 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10612A
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RSC Adv., 2014,4, 52346-52348
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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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