The polyrotaxane gel

A topological gel by figure-of-eight cross-links

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Abstract

A polyrotaxane gel having a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain with large molecular weight and sparsely populated with α-cyclodextrins was synthesized. In this gel, the polymer chains with bulky end groups are neither covalently cross-linked like chemical gels nor do they interact like physical gels. The nanoscale heterogeneity in the structure and stress can be automatically equalized in the gel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Gels
Cyclodextrins
Polyethylene glycols
Polymers
Molecular weight
polyrotaxane

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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The polyrotaxane gel : A topological gel by figure-of-eight cross-links. / Okumura, Yasushi; Ito, K.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 13, No. 7, 04.04.2001, p. 485-487.

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