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Record number 504253
Title Photo-Reversible Supramolecular Hydrogels Assembled by α-Cyclodextrin and Azobenzene Substituted Poly(acrylic acid)s : Effect of Substitution Degree, Concentration, and Tethered Chain Length
Author(s) Wang, Mingwei; Zhang, Xiaojun; Li, Li; Wang, Junyou; Wang, Jie; Ma, Jun; Yuan, Zhenyu; Lincoln, Stephen F.; Guo, Xuhong
Source Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 301 (2016)2. - ISSN 1438-7492 - p. 191 - 198.
Department(s) BioNanoTechnology
WUR Plant Breeding
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Azobenzene - Photo-responsive - Polymeric hydrogel - Rheology - α-Cyclodextrin

Photo-reversible supramolecular hydrogels based on the mixture of α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) and azobenzene (Azo) substituted poly(acrylic acid) s were prepared. Effects of substitution degree of Azo, polymer concentration and tethered chain length on the reversible sol-gel transition of these mixtures trigged by Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) radiation were investigated through rheology and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Their zero-shear viscosities enhanced upon increasing substitution degree of Azo, polymer concentration, and the tethered chain length between Azo grafts and backbone, while the zero viscosities decreased upon adding free α-CD. The binding constant between α-cyclodextrin and azobenzene, which were determined by UV-Vis spectroscopy, showed a strong dependence on the length of tethered chain.

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