Degradable alkoxide-crosslinked hydrogels

A. Grosse-Sommer, M. In, Robert Krafft Prud'homme

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Abstract

Degradable acrylate hydrogels have been synthesized by using hydrolytically unstable crosslinkers which break down with prolonged exposure to water. Chelated zirconium alkoxide compounds were used to crosslink poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gels which degraded within days to weeks as the crosslinkers hydrolyze. Several types of crosslinkers were synthesized by varying the zirconium alkoxide and the number of crosslinking vinyl groups attached to the alkoxide cluster. UV spectroscopy and rheological measurements were used to follow the degradation of these gels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1447-1453
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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