Synthesis and characterization of pH-sensitive poly(organophosphazene) hydrogels

Harry R. Allcock, Archel Ambrosio

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Hydrogels based on alkyl-ether-substituted poly(organophosphazenes) can be prepared by the replacement of chlorine in (NPCl2)n by linear or branched sodium ether-alkoxides. These water-soluble polymers, when crosslinked by radiation techniques, yield hydrogels. The LCST behavior of the hydrogels depends on the type of side group and the pH of the medium. End units on the side groups can also exert a powerful influence. Grafting of these polymers onto other polymer surfaces can be accomplished by UV- or gamma-irradiation techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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