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Multi-stimuli responsive macromolecules and their assemblies

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In this review, we outline examples that illustrate the design criteria for achieving macromolecular assemblies that incorporate a combination of two or more chemical, physical or biological stimuli-responsive components. Progress in both fundamental investigation into the phase transformations of these polymers in response to multiple stimuli and their utilization in a variety of practical applications are highlighted. Using these examples, we aim to explain the origin of employed mechanisms of stimuli responsiveness which may serve as a guideline to inspire future design of multi-stimuli responsive materials.

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Submitted
06 Mar 2013
First published
13 Jun 2013

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 7421-7435
Article type
Review Article

Multi-stimuli responsive macromolecules and their assemblies

J. Zhuang, M. R. Gordon, J. Ventura, L. Li and S. Thayumanavan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7421
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60094G

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