Tunable swelling kinetics in core--shell hydrogel nanoparticles.

  title={Tunable swelling kinetics in core--shell hydrogel nanoparticles.},
  author={Dongwen Gan and L. Andrew Lyon},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={123 31},
Thermoresponsive, core--shell poly-N-isopropylacrylamide (p-NIPAm) nanoparticles (microgels) have been synthesized by seed and feed precipitation polymerization, and the influence of chemical differentiation between the core and shell polymers on the phase transition kinetics and thermodynamics has been examined. The results suggest that the core--shell architecture is a powerful one for the design of colloidal "smart gels" with tunable properties. To examine these materials, differential… CONTINUE READING


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