Tunable, High Modulus Hydrogels Driven by Ionic Coacervation

  title={Tunable, High Modulus Hydrogels Driven by Ionic Coacervation},
  author={Jasmine N. Hunt and Kathleen E. Feldman and Nathaniel A. Lynd and Joanna Deek and Luis M. Campos and Jason M. Spruell and Blanca M. Hernandez and Edward J. Kramer and Craig J. Hawker},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
The need for robust and responsive hydrogels in numerous pharmaceutical, biomedical, and industrial applications has motivated intense research efforts in these important polymeric materials. [ 1–6 ] The defi ning feature of hydrogels is that the vast majority of their mass consists of water, yet they still exhibit solid-like mechanical properties due to the presence of a three-dimensional network structure that, classically, is created through in situ covalent bond formation between… 

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