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A Combined Strategy to Surface-Graft Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels Using Plasma Activation and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

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posted on 21.02.2016, 17:15 by Telma Barroso, Raquel Viveiros, Márcio Temtem, Teresa Casimiro, Ana M. Botelho do Rego, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo
Differently shaped polymeric matrices were efficiently coated with stimuli-responsive hydrogels for a wide range of applications using a new methodology. By combining plasma surface activation and polymerization in supercritical media at mild conditions, we report the direct smart coating of microcarriers and membranes in gram-scale quantities with a scalable, green, and low-cost approach.

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