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Stimuli-responsive polymers and their applications

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Abstract

Responsive polymer-based materials are capable of altering their chemical and/or physical properties upon exposure to external stimuli. These materials have been intensively studied over the years for a diverse range of applications, e.g., for on-demand drug delivery, tissue generation/repair, biosensing, smart coatings, and artificial muscles. Here, we review recent advances in the areas of sensing and biosensing, drug delivery, and actuators. Specific examples are given in each of these areas, and we highlight our group's work on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels and assemblies.

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Submitted
09 Sep 2016
Accepted
11 Oct 2016
First published
25 Oct 2016

This article is Open Access

Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 127-143
Article type
Review Article

Stimuli-responsive polymers and their applications

M. Wei, Y. Gao, X. Li and M. J. Serpe, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 127
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01585A

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