Separation: Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in

Authored by: Lei Yang , Jing Zhang , Xiaoguang Fan

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications

Print publication date:  January  2019
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498729932
eBook ISBN: 9781351019422
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351019422-140000359

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Abstract

Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) is one of the most studied and mainly applied thermosensitive polymers in recent decades, which is attractive and valuable because of its quick response to changes in environmental temperature. PNIPAAm often shows an inverse solubility or wettability across lower critical solution temperature. It can also be easily functionalized to gradually develop and expand its uses. The versatility of PNIPAAm and its derivatives has made them excellent for the applications in drug delivery, cell culture, tissue engineering, biosensors, etc. This review covers the definition, classification, properties, product types, shelf life, testing, and applications for separation.

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