A novel photoscissile poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel

Yujun Zheng, Fotios M. Andreopoulos, Miodrag Micic, Qun Huo, Si M. Pham, Roger M. Leblanc

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A novel eight-branched poly(ethylene glycol), PEG, macromer having a nitrocinnamate moiety as a pendant group was synthesized and found to form a photoscissile hydrogel upon exposure to 365 nm radiation in the absence of photoinitiators or catalysts. The processes of photocrosslinking and photocleavage were clearly characterized by environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Funtional Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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