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Stimuli-responsive aqueous microgels: properties and applications

Water-soluble microgels have been known for over than three decades. Initially introduced as thermoresponsive polymer colloids with tunable softness, these macromolecular objects become a versatile platform for a broad range of potential applications due to the bursting growth of the diversity of their chemical architecture through the years. The recent progress in the design of stimuli-responsive microgels together with the notable examples of their applications is discussed in this paper.

Mikhail V. Anakhov, Rustam A. Gumerov and Igor I. Potemkin

DOI: 10.1016/j.mencom.2020.09.002