Qinghai Zhou and Lin Gu are contributed equally to this work.
Biodegradable CO2-based polycarbonates with rapid and reversible thermal response at body temperature
Article first published online: 7 FEB 2013
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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 51, Issue 9, pages 1893–1898, 1 May 2013
How to Cite
Zhou, Q., Gu, L., Gao, Y., Qin, Y., Wang, X. and Wang, F. (2013), Biodegradable CO2-based polycarbonates with rapid and reversible thermal response at body temperature. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 51: 1893–1898. doi: 10.1002/pola.26583
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 7 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 NOV 2012
- stimuli-sensitive polymers;
- water-soluble polymers
Thermoresponsive CO2-based biodegradable polycarbonates are designed and prepared. The lower critical solution temperature (LCST) can be quantitatively controlled within a temperature range covering physiological temperature, among which polycarbonate with a LCST of 36.3 °C (close to body temperature) is available.