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Hollow hydrogel networks for temperature-controlled water fluidics
- Chen, Qing, Liang, Shumin, Song, Xiaodong, Naumov, Panče, Zhang, Lidong
- Chemical communications 2018 v.54 no.73 pp. 10304-10307
- aqueous solutions, chemical compounds, chemical reactions, hydrogels, sodium alginate
- We report the first example of a simple, yet robust, reproducible and scalable method for direct conversion of sodium alginate (SA) films to multibranched hydrogel tubes (HTs) in “one-pot” reaction of buffered aqueous solution. This method allows for construction of branched hollow HTs of any shape and arbitrary size, and enables further functionalization for application requirements.