Reactive hydrogel networks for the fabrication of metal-polymer nanocomposites.

@article{Tarnavchyk2009ReactiveHN,
  title={Reactive hydrogel networks for the fabrication of metal-polymer nanocomposites.},
  author={Ihor Tarnavchyk and Andriy Voronov and Ananiy Kohut and Nataliya Nosova and Serhiy Varvarenko and Volodymyr Samaryk and Stanislav Voronov},
  journal={Macromolecular rapid communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 18},
  pages={1564-9}
}
In this study, highly stable gold and silver nanoparticles evenly distributed within a crosslinked poly(acrylamide)/poly(N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide) (PAAm-PHMAAm) network have been fabricated without addition of a reducing agent. Remarkably, the same chemical hydrogel composition has been involved in the successful fabrication of spherical gold and silver… CONTINUE READING