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Reversible switching transitions of stimuli-responsive shape changing polymers

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Abstract

The past decade has witnessed significant advancements in stimuli-responsive shape changing polymers. The reversible switching transition is the most important feature of stimuli-responsive polymers, which determines the shape changing effect. This article presents a comprehensive review of the various reversible switching transitions and recent progress in stimuli-responsive shape changing polymers. The advantages and limitations of the various stimuli-responsive polymers are discussed. Future research directions are suggested.

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Submitted
17 Feb 2013
Accepted
11 Apr 2013
First published
12 Apr 2013

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 7838-7865
Article type
Feature Article

Reversible switching transitions of stimuli-responsive shape changing polymers

H. Meng and G. Li, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 7838
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA10716G

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