Template-guided synthesis and individual characterization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels.

Abstract

We have succeeded in making cylindrical PNIPA-based microgels by a novel strategy in which template-guided synthesis and photochemical polymerization were combined. Cylindrical PNIPA-based microgels of relatively uniform sizes were easily obtained corresponding to the pore size of the template PC membranes. We have also individually characterized our PNIPA… (More)