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dc.contributor.authorDai, S.en
dc.contributor.authorRavi, P.en
dc.contributor.authorTam, K.en
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationSoft Matter, 2009; 5(13):2513-2533en
dc.identifier.issn1744-683Xen
dc.identifier.issn1744-6848en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/84273-
dc.description.abstractSince the first reported thermal phase transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) by Heskin in 1968, this unique polymer has continued to gain popularity. Because of their potential applications in the field of biomedical science, various responsive polymeric systems, such as those induced by pH, salt, co-solvent, thermal, light, electric and magnetic field, have been synthesized and studied. This review reports on recent developments (over the last 10 years) of thermo- and photo-responsive homopolymers, copolymers, microgels, hydrogels and polymer brushes at interfaces, where the synthesis, physicochemical properties, and potential applications are highlighted. Although homopolymers and microgels undergo phase transitions upon the application of external stimuli, block copolymers, however, self-assemble into different nanostructures. Such reversible phase transitions and self-assembly behaviors have generated many robust structures that can be applied in coating industries, personal/home care, petroleum, drug/protein/DNA delivery and separation processes.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilitySheng Dai, Palaniswamy Ravi and Kam Chiu Tamen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen
dc.rights© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009en
dc.titleThermo- and photo-responsive polymeric systemsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020112523en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/B820044Ken
dc.identifier.pubid27854-
pubs.library.collectionChemical Engineering publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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