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2010-03-09 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 6 page(s)

Nederberg F., Trang Vivian, Pratt Russel C, Kim Sung-Ho, Colson John, Nelson Alshakim, Frank C.W., Hedrick James L., Dubois Philippe , Mespouille Laetitia , "Exploring the versatility of hydrogels derived from living organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization" in Soft Matter, 6, 9, 2006-2012

  • Edition : Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
  • Codes CREF : Chimie macromoléculaire (DI1315), Catalyses hétérogène et homogène (DI1334)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Matériaux Polymères et Composites (S816)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)
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(Anglais) In this work we have bridged the use of mild and living organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization to facilitate the synthesis of cross-linked networks with an emphasis on hydrogels. Amidine-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of bis-carbonate macromonomers in the presence of an alcohol provides the onset for the reaction and various building blocks issued from the initiator, macromonomer and comonomer can be used in different proportions to tailor the swelling behavior and mechanical integrity of final networks. Easy modifications of the building blocks additionally allow for finely tuning the hydrogel functionality and/or promoting responsiveness in the final structure.

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  • DOI : 10.1039/b920216a