Thermosensitive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylonitrile) Hydrogels with Rapid Response
HUANG Jian, HUANG Zhiming, BAO Yongzhong* and WENG Zhixue State Key Laboratory of Polymer Reaction Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Acrylonitrile (AN) was copolymerized with N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) to synthesize thermosensitive hy-drogels, and the on-off switch behavior of poly(NIPA-co-AN) hydrogels with different fraction of hydrophobic compo-nent (AN) was investigated. It is found that the lower critical solution temperature (LCST), the swelling ratio at certain temperature and the reswelling rate of poly(NIPA-co-AN) hydrogels decreased as AN unit fraction in copolymers in-creased. In order to improve the responsive rate of poly(NIPA-co-AN) hydrogels, they were further treated by surface crosslinking using N, N′-methylene bisacrylamide (BIS) as a crosslinking agent. The swelling and deswelling behaviors of these copolymers were compared with those of the untreated hydrogels. The results indicated that the responsive rate of poly(NIPA-co-AN) hydrogel was improved by surface crosslinking. The resulting hydrogels bearing cyano groups with fast response have potential applications in the field of drug-controlled release and immobilization of biomolecules.
【CateGory Index】： O621.25