Stimuli-Sensitive Microhydrogels

  • Haruma Kawaguchi


Microhydrogels have become a very interesting and important material in hydrogels ­bioapplications. New techniques for the design, synthesis, characterization, function, and application of microhydrogels are providing exciting new possibilities in the micronized ­science. Hydrogels are a soft material with sizes and shapes that are subject to change depending on environmental conditions such as temperature, pH, coexisting materials, and light. Hydrogels that respond to these environmental stimuli and cause swelling changes in aqueous media are known as “stimuli-sensitive hydrogels.”


Inorganic Nanoparticles Pickering Emulsion Volume Phase Transition Temperature Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Ionic Crosslinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKanagawa UniversityYokohamaJapan

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