Temperature responsive lipid liquid crystal layers with embedded nanogels
2017 (English)In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, Vol. 53, no 8, 1417-1420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Polymer nanogels are embedded within layers consisting of a nonlamellar liquid crystalline lipid phase to act as thermoresponsive controllers of layer compactness and hydration. As the nanogels change from the swollen to the collapsed state via a temperature trigger, they enable on-demand release of water from the mixed polymer-lipid layer while the lipid matrix remains intact. Combining stimuli-responsive polymers with responsive lipid-based mesophase systems opens up new routes in biomedical applications such as functional biomaterials, bioanalysis and drug delivery.
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2017. Vol. 53, no 8, 1417-1420 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317618DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09426kISI: 000394254700016PubMedID: 28079197OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317618DiVA: diva2:1082490