High-water-content mouldable hydrogels by mixing clay and a dendritic molecular binder.

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With the world's focus on reducing our dependency on fossil-fuel energy, the scientific community can investigate new plastic materials that are much less dependent on petroleum than are conventional plastics. Given increasing environmental issues, the idea of replacing plastics with water-based gels, so-called hydrogels, seems reasonable. Here we report… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature08693

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