Temperature-sensitive aqueous microgels

Adv Colloid Interface Sci. 2000 Feb 1;85(1):1-33. doi: 10.1016/s0001-8686(99)00023-8.

Abstract

An account of the preparation and characterization of temperature-sensitive aqueous microgels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) was first published in 1986. Since then there has been a steady increase in the number of publications describing preparation, characterization and applications of temperature-sensitive microgels. This paper reviews the important developments in the area of temperature-sensitive aqueous microgels over the last decade. Although most of the work involves gels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), other polymers are also considered. Core-shell latex particles exhibiting temperature-sensitive properties are also described.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry
  • Adsorption
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry, Physical
  • Colloids
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Enzymes, Immobilized
  • Gels*
  • Granulocytes / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Materials Testing
  • Particle Size
  • Polymers
  • Rheology
  • Solubility
  • Solvents
  • Temperature
  • Water
  • gamma-Globulins / chemistry

Substances

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Colloids
  • Enzymes, Immobilized
  • Gels
  • Polymers
  • Solvents
  • gamma-Globulins
  • Water
  • poly-N-isopropylacrylamide