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New pH-responsive and electroactive composite systems containing hydrogels and conducting polymers on a porous matrix

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New types of stimuli responsive composite polymer systems containing electro- and pH-responsive components are prepared. In these systems, the spatial structure of the active component phase is determined by the matrix of porous polyethylene films that play the role of nanosized containers for hydrogels and electroconducting polymers. Effects of the conditions of the synthesis of active components on the electro-physical properties of the composite system, its pH-responsivity, and reversibility of swelling-contraction processes in media with various pH values are investigated. It is shown that the matrix structure affects the magnitude of the response to the external stimuli and the morphological features, swelling ability, electric conductivity, and mechanical behavior of the systems.

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Original Russian Text © G.K. Elyashevich, M.A. Smirnov, 2012, published in Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya, Ser. A, 2012, Vol. 54, No. 11, pp. 1675–1684.

This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project nos. 07-03-00177 and 10-03-00421) and by the Program of Basic Research of the Division of Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, for 2009 (direction “Electroconducting and Electroactive Polymers”).

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Elyashevich, G.K., Smirnov, M.A. New pH-responsive and electroactive composite systems containing hydrogels and conducting polymers on a porous matrix. Polym. Sci. Ser. A 54, 900–908 (2012).

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