A strong bio-inspired layered PNIPAM-clay nanocomposite hydrogel

  • Wang J
  • Lin L
  • Cheng Q
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Abstract

Inspired by nacre, a layered poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-clay nanocomposite hydrogel was successfully fabricated by combination of vacuum-filtration self-assembly and photo-initiated in situ polymerization. This bio-inspired layered nanocomposite hydrogel shows excellent mechanical properties, which can rival some biological soft tissues.

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  • clays
  • hydrogels
  • nanocomposites
  • polymers
  • self-assembly

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Authors

  • Jianfeng Wang

  • Ling Lin

  • Qunfeng Cheng

  • Lei Jiang

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