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A hydrogel exhibits a real-time depth-controllable swimming motion via light-mediated modulation of local density to mimic the volume changes found in the bladders of fish. Moreover, other motions, e.g., rolling, somersaulting, and bipedal-like walking, can also be realized by designing or combining gel shapes, and the location of light.
A novel porous material was designed and prepared in this work. A hydrophobic open-celled porous polystyrene (PS) was first synthesized via a concentrated emulsion polymerization of water in styrene. Subsequently the porous polystyrene was saturated with an aqueous solution of acrylamide (AM) and an initiator, which was subjected to another polymerization(More)
The interfacial functionalized poly (glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) porous monolith was fabricated and applied as a novel porous adsorbent for copper ions (Cu(2+)). PGMA porous material with highly interconnected pore network was prepared by concentrated emulsion polymerization template. Then polyacrylic acid (PAA) was grafted onto the interface of the(More)
An easy strategy to obtain an effective carbon dioxide adsorbent based on rich amines functionalized nano-silica was proposed. Polyacrylic acid (PAA), acted as a multi-functional bridge, was firstly immobilized onto the surface of silica nanoparticles. Each carboxylic acid group was subsequently reacted with an amine group of alkylamines, and plenty of(More)
Porous epoxy monoliths were prepared via a step polymerization in a concentrated emulsion stabilized by non-ionic emulsifiers and colloidal silica. A solution in 4-methyl-2-pentanon was used as the continuous phase, which contained glycidyl amino epoxy monomer (GAE), curing agent, and an emulsifier. An aqueous suspension of colloidal silica was used as the(More)
Step polymerization was introduced into the concentrated emulsion templating method and was illustrated with the preparation of porous epoxy monolith. A solution of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA), its curing agent low molecular weight polyamide resin, and surfactant nonyl phenol polyoxyethylene ether in 4-methyl-2-pentanon as a solvent was used as(More)
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