A Chemomechanical Polymer that Functions in Blood Plasma with High Glucose Selectivity


  • We thank the National Institutes of Health for research support through award RO1 EB2044.


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See the shrink: Systematic modification of poly(methyl methacrylate) leads to a chemomechanical polymer that selectively contracts in the presence of glucose at physiological levels in human blood plasma. The polymer also exhibits good reversibility allowing continuous expansion–contraction cycles.