Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers of Increasing Architecture Complexity: A Review on Structure-Property Relationships

Abstract

Thermogels are an exciting class of stimuli responsive materials with many promising applications ranging from the medical field to additive manufacturing. This review focuses on the structure-property relationships of thermoresponsive block copolymers, with emphasis on the effect of architecture. Polymers based on Pluronic®, N-isopropylacrylamide, oligo(ethylene glycol) (meth)acrylate units, and 2-oxazoline units are amongst the most studied thermoresponsive units and are discussed. The effect of the polymer’s architecture is crucial on controlling the thermoresponsive properties, such as cloud point and gelation temperature.

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Article type
Review Article
Submitted
24 Aug 2022
Accepted
21 Nov 2022
First published
23 Nov 2022
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Polym. Chem., 2022, Accepted Manuscript

Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers of Increasing Architecture Complexity: A Review on Structure-Property Relationships

A. P. Constantinou, L. Wang, S. Wang and T. K. Georgiou, Polym. Chem., 2022, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D2PY01097F

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