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Keywords:

  • Hydrogels;
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials;
  • Polyphosphazene;
  • Sol-gels, organosilica

Sol–gel precursors of poly[bis(methoxyethoxyethoxy)phosphazene] have been synthesized by incorporating triethoxysilane in the polymer side groups. Studies of the water-swelling (see Figure, dry left, water-swollen, right) behavior and dye-release of the hybrid network indicate that the polyphosphazene–silicate network has potential as a biomaterial and for use in both passive and responsive membranes.