Stimuli-responsive Microgels

Stimuli-responsive Microgels with Covalent and Dynamic Ionic Crosslinks: Chemical Design and Behavior in Aqueous Solutions

Polyzwitterions, electrically neutral polymers are biocompatible and non-cytotoxic in nature. Presence of zwitterionic group in the main backbone makes them stable against temperature and pH variations. We developed a new route to synthesize dual thermo-responsive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) microgels decorated with appreciable amount of zwitterionic chains exhibiting both anti-polyelectrolyte and anti-fouling characteristics by purely water-based surfactant-free precipitation polymerization.

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