Graphene-containing thermoresponsive nanocomposite hydrogels of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) prepared by frontal polymerization

@article{Alzari2011GraphenecontainingTN,
  title={Graphene-containing thermoresponsive nanocomposite hydrogels of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) prepared by frontal polymerization},
  author={Valeria Alzari and Daniele Nuvoli and Sergio Scognamillo and M. Piccinini and Emilia Gioffredi and Giulio Malucelli and Salvatore Marceddu and Mario Sechi and Vanna Sanna and Alberto Mariani},
  journal={Journal of Materials Chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={8727-8733}
}
Frontal polymerization has been successfully used to synthesize poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) nanocomposite hydrogels containing graphene. The latter was directly achieved by ultrasound treatment of a dispersion of graphite in N-methylpyrrolidone. The dispersion, having the concentration of 2.21 g L−1, was characterized by TEM analysis and mixed with suitable amounts of N-isopropylacrylamide for the synthesis of graphene-containing nanocomposite polymer hydrogels. The nanocomposite hydrogels were… 

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