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Type: Journal article
Title: Tailoring polymeric hydrogels through cyclodextrin host-guest complexation
Author: Guo, X.
Wang, J.
Li, L.
Pham, D.
Clements, P.
Lincoln, S.
May, B.
Chen, Q.
Zheng, L.
Prud'homme, R.
Citation: Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2010; 31(3):300-304
Publisher: Wiley-V C H Verlag GMBH
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1022-1336
1521-3927
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Xuhong Guo, Jie Wang, Li Li, Duc-Truc Pham, Philip Clements, Stephen F. Lincoln, Bruce L. May, Qingchuan Chen, Li Zheng, Robert K. Prud'homme
Abstract: A close correllation between molecular-level interactions and macroscopic characteristics of polymer networks exists. The characteristics of the polymeric hydrogels assembled from β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and adamantyl (AD) substituted poly(acrylate)s can be tailored through selective host–guest complexation between β-CD and AD substituents and their tethers. Dominantly, steric effects and competitive intra- and intermolecular host–guest complexation are found to control poly(acrylate) isomeric inter-strand linkage in polymer network formation. This understanding of the factors involved in polymeric hydrogel formation points the way towards the construction of increasingly sophisticated biocompatible materials.
Keywords: cyclodextrin; host-guest complexation; hydrogels; polyelectrolytes
Rights: Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
RMID: 0020095000
DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900560
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