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Temperature- and light-responsive smart polymer materials.
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PMID:  22868906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Stimuli-responsive polymers have been attracting great interest within the scientific community for several decades. The unique feature to respond to small changes in the environmental conditions has made this class of materials very promising for several applications in the field of nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanomedicine. So far, several different chemical, physical or biochemical stimuli have been investigated within natural or synthetic polymers. Very interesting and appealing seems to be the combination of several stimuli to tune the properties of these materials in manifold ways. Within this present review, we want to highlight the recent progress in the field of synthetic stimuli-responsive polymers combining temperature and light responsiveness.
Florian D Jochum; Patrick Theato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemical Society reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-4744     ISO Abbreviation:  Chem Soc Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0335405     Medline TA:  Chem Soc Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
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