Dual light and temperature responsive cotton fabric functionalized with a surface-grafted spiropyran-NIPAAm-hydrogel

J. ter Schiphorst, M. van den Broek, T. de Koning, J.N. Murphy, A.P.H.J. Schenning, A.C.C. Esteves

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Abstract

A dual-responsive cotton fabric functionalized with a spiropyran-NIPAAm hydrogel, capable of dimensional changes upon irradiation with visible light or upon a temperature stimulus is reported. These volume changes are due to absorption and release of water, from and into the air, by increasing temperature above the LCST in the dark, and/or by irradiation with sunlight or white light from artificial sources. The material was obtained via grafting photo- and temperature-responsive monomers directly from the cotton fibers, using a facile controlled polymerization method, ARGET ATRP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8676-8681
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume4
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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