Multiresponsive reversible gels based on chargedriven assembly

Marc Lemmers (Corresponding author), Joris Sprakel, Ilja K. Voets, Jasper van der Gucht, Martien A. Cohen Stuart

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Linked in? Coassembly of an ABA triblock copolymer with charged end blocks and an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte yields gels that respond to changes in concentration, temperature, ionic strength, pH value, and charge composition. Above the critical gel concentration, the triblock copolymers bridge micelles, forming a sample-spanning transient network of interconnected micelles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-711
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gels
  • Multiresponsive systems
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Self-assembly
  • Transient networks

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