Stimuli responsive hydrogels prepared by frontal polymerization.

Frontal polymerization was used as an alternative method for the easy and fast preparation of polymer hydrogels prepared from N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and N-vinylcaprolactam (VCL), the latter being less toxic and less expensive than NIPAAm. All samples were characterized in terms of their swelling behavior, and their thermal properties were… (More)