LCST=lower critical solution temperature.
Switchable Hydrogels Obtained by Supramolecular Cross-Linking of Adamantyl-Containing LCST Copolymers with Cyclodextrin Dimers†
Article first published online: 31 MAY 2006
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 26, pages 4361–4365, June 26, 2006
How to Cite
Kretschmann, O., Choi, S. W., Miyauchi, M., Tomatsu, I., Harada, A. and Ritter, H. (2006), Switchable Hydrogels Obtained by Supramolecular Cross-Linking of Adamantyl-Containing LCST Copolymers with Cyclodextrin Dimers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 4361–4365. doi: 10.1002/anie.200504539
- Issue published online: 16 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 31 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 21 DEC 2005
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En route to intelligent hydrogels: Copolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide containing adamantyl groups can be cross-linked noncovalently with cyclodextrin dimers. This results in thermosensitive hydrogels with cloud points that are lower than those of the pure copolymers. Addition of monomeric methylated cyclodextrin results in an increase in the cloud points but has no significant influence on the viscosity of the copolymer solution.