Stepwise Thermo-Responsive Amino Acid-Derived Triblock Vinyl Polymers: ATRP Synthesis of Polymers, Aggregation, and Gelation Properties via Flower-Like Micelle Formation

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Nobuyuki Higashi ; Sho Matsubara ; Shin-nosuke Nishimura ; Tomoyuki Koga (2018)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Materials, volume 11, issue 3 (issn: 1996-1944, eissn: 1996-1944)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ma11030424, pmc: PMC5873003
  • Subject: QC120-168.85 | LCST | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Technology | Article | TA1-2040 | injectable hydrogel | ABA-type triblock copolymer | T | amino acid–based vinyl polymer | Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | TK1-9971 | Microscopy | QH201-278.5 | Descriptive and experimental mechanics | flower-like micelle | self-healing

Novel thermo-responsive ABA-type triblock copolymers (poly(NAAMen-b-NAGMe240-b-NAAMen), n = 18–72) composed of naturally occurring amino acid–based vinyl polymer blocks such as poly(N-acryloyl-l-alanine methyl ester (poly(NAAMe)) as the A segment and poly(N-acryloyl-gly... View more
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