Hot Article: UCST-type phase transitions for stimulus responsive polymers

Stimulus responsive soft matter with an upper critical solution temperature (UCST), the temperature at which a mixture is miscible in all proportions, has potential uses in drug delivery and separation technology.

The authors of this hot article study one of the few known polymers which exhibit Flory-Huggins UCST-behaviour, poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) (POEGMA), in aliphatic alcohols.

Stimulus responsive polymers

Read the article for free until Friday March 25: Peter J. Roth, Florian D. Jochum and Patrick Theato, Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01324B, Paper

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