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Biodegradable CO2-based polycarbonates with rapid and reversible thermal response at body temperature

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  • Qinghai Zhou,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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    • Qinghai Zhou and Lin Gu are contributed equally to this work.

  • Lin Gu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, People's Republic of China
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    • Qinghai Zhou and Lin Gu are contributed equally to this work.

  • Yonggang Gao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, People's Republic of China
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  • Yusheng Qin,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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  • Xianhong Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
    • Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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  • Fosong Wang

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

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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.

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