Poly(2-oxazoline) hydrogel monoliths via thiol-ene coupling
Dargaville, Tim R., Forster, Rebecca, Farrugia, Brooke L., Kempe, Kristian , Voorhaar, Lenny , Schubert, Ulrich S. , & Hoogenboom, Richard (2012) Poly(2-oxazoline) hydrogel monoliths via thiol-ene coupling. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 33(19), pp. 1695-1700.
Copoly(2-oxazoline)s, prepared by cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-(dec-9-enyl)-2-oxazoline with either 2-methyl-2-oxazoline or 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline, have been crosslinked with small dithiol molecules under UV-irradiation to form homogeneous networks. In-situ monitoring of the crosslinking reaction by photo-rheology revealed network formation within minutes. The degree of swelling in water was found to be tunable by the hydrophilicity of the starting macromers and the proportion of alkene side arms. Furthermore, degradable hydrogels have been prepared based on a hydrolytically cleavable dithiol crosslinker.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||polymer, CROP, poly(2-oxazoline), hydrogel|
|ISSN:||1521-3927 (online) 1022-1336 (print)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Polymers and Plastics (091209)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim|
|Deposited On:||12 Nov 2012 09:54|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2012 06:10|
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