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Sea cucumber mimicking bacterial cellulose composite hydrogel with ionic strength-sensitive mechanical adaptivity

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Abstract

A novel strategy for fabricating sea cucumber-mimicking hydrogels composed of a bacterial cellulose matrix and a stimuli-responsive polymer is presented. This mechanically adaptive hydrogel shows a unique reversible stiffness change in response to its ionic strength without any significant volume changes.

Graphical abstract: Sea cucumber mimicking bacterial cellulose composite hydrogel with ionic strength-sensitive mechanical adaptivity

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The article was received on 17 Jul 2018, accepted on 09 Sep 2018 and first published on 10 Sep 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05779F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Sea cucumber mimicking bacterial cellulose composite hydrogel with ionic strength-sensitive mechanical adaptivity

    C. Qian, T. Asoh and H. Uyama, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05779F

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