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Injectable shear-thinning hydrogels with enhanced strength and temperature stability based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane end-group aggregation

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Abstract

A strategy based on the physical association of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) end-groups was designed to reinforce shear-thinning hydrogels. Hydrogels made of the POSS-capped copolymer had significantly enhanced mechanical strength and thermal stability. This strategy provides a simple and effective method to improve the properties of shear-thinning hydrogels by tailoring the end-groups of a polymer.

Graphical abstract: Injectable shear-thinning hydrogels with enhanced strength and temperature stability based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane end-group aggregation

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2016, accepted on 31 Jan 2017 and first published on 03 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02180H
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 1607-1610

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    Injectable shear-thinning hydrogels with enhanced strength and temperature stability based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane end-group aggregation

    Z. Qin, B. Qu, L. Yuan, X. Yu, J. Li, J. Wang, H. Lv and X. Yang, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 1607
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02180H

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