Smart hydrogels exhibiting UCST-type volume changes under physiologically relevant conditions

Naohiko Shimada, Satoru Kidoaki, Atsushi Maruyama

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In this study, we prepared hydrogels composed of poly(allylurea) copolymers that exhibited UCST-type phase separation behaviour. This is the first example of a hydrogel showing a positive thermo-sensitive volume change under physiologically relevant conditions. Of interest, no hysteresis was observed between cooling and heating swelling changes. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52346-52348
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number94
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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