(Meth)acrylic stimulus-responsive block copolymer hydrogels

Peter Jeppe Madsen, Steven P. Armes

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Abstract

Stimuli-responsive hydrogels are readily prepared using a wide range of (meth) acrylic monomers due to their ease of polymerisation and their widespread commercial availability. This review focuses on stimuli-responsive hydrogels based on diblock and triblock copolymer architectures, where at least one of the blocks comprises a (meth) acrylic monomer (i.e. acrylates, acrylamides, methacrylates and/or methacrylamides). Particular attention is paid to synthetic aspects, aqueous gelation behaviour as a function of external stimuli and potential biomedical applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)592-605
Number of pages14
ISSN1744-683X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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