Synthesis and characterization of dual stimuli responsive macromers based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(vinylphosphonic acid).

@article{Kretlow2010SynthesisAC,
  title={Synthesis and characterization of dual stimuli responsive macromers based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(vinylphosphonic acid).},
  author={James D. Kretlow and Michael C Hacker and Leda Klouda and Brandy B Ma and Antonios G Mikos},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={797-805}
}
Stimulus responsive materials hold great promise in biological applications as they can react to changes in physiological stimuli to produce a desired effect. Stimulus responsive macromers designed to respond to temperature changes at or around 37 degrees C and the presence of divalent cations were synthesized from N-isopropylacrylamide, pentaerythritol diacrylate monostearate, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, and vinylphosphonic acid by free radical polymerization. Monomers were incorporated into the… CONTINUE READING