Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 26, 2019
Previous Article Next Article

Polymer grafted graphitic carbon nitrides as precursors for reinforced lubricant hydrogels

Author affiliations

Abstract

Hydrogels constitute an important class of polymeric materials, mainly due to their promising applications in the biomedical field. Particularly, mechanical properties are a limiting factor for applications, and reinforcement and improved wear resistance are major directions in current research. In here, graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN)-based hydrogels are presented. The hydrogels are formed in a two-step procedure. In the first step, a prepolymer is synthesized that leads to a significantly improved g-CN dispersibility and stability of g-CN dispersions. Hence, the g-CN content in the final hydrogels can be increased to obtain tough hydrogels. More importantly, hydrogels from charged monomers can be formed as well, which leads to lubricant properties. As such, the investigated route opens up new opportunities to fabricate functional hydrogels with significant toughness, compressibility and lubricity.

Graphical abstract: Polymer grafted graphitic carbon nitrides as precursors for reinforced lubricant hydrogels

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
04 Apr 2019
Accepted
21 May 2019
First published
22 May 2019

This article is Open Access

Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 3647-3656
Article type
Paper

Polymer grafted graphitic carbon nitrides as precursors for reinforced lubricant hydrogels

B. Kumru, V. Molinari, M. Hilgart, F. Rummel, M. Schäffler and B. V. K. J. Schmidt, Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 3647
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY00505F

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Material from this article can be used in other publications provided that the correct acknowledgement is given with the reproduced material.

Reproduced material should be attributed as follows:

  • For reproduction of material from NJC:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the RSC.
  • For reproduction of material from PCCP:
    [Original citation] - Published by the PCCP Owner Societies.
  • For reproduction of material from PPS:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology, the European Photochemistry Association, and RSC.
  • For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Information about reproducing material from RSC articles with different licences is available on our Permission Requests page.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements