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Polymer chemistry

Swell gels

Linked chains of polymers can form hydrogels, whose properties are attractive for biomedical applications. It seems that the molecular arrangement of the polymer ingredients is central to hydrogel performance.

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Figure 1: Copolymers, micelles and hydrogels.


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