"Chameleon" Macromolecules: Synthesis, Structures and Applications of Stimulus Responsive Polymers

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Abstract

This thesis describes the preparation and characterization of addressable responsive polymer structures and their versatile applications. Stimuli responsive polymer chains including temperature responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), PNIPAM, pH responsive poly(methacrylic acid), PMAA and redox responsive poly(ferrocenylsilane) PFS can be assembled into various functional polymer architectures such as polymer grafts on surfaces by “grafting to” and “grafting from” approaches and polymer networks in bulk including macroscopic hydrogels and microgels/nanogels systems.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Vancso, Gyula J., Supervisor
  • Hempenius, Mark A., Advisor
Award date29 Jun 2012
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3361-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • IR-80611
  • METIS-286890

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