UV and visible light cationic photoinitiators – an overview

There are many economic, environmental and production benefits related to using light as a trigger for processes.

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Coming Unstuck: Versatile Heat-Reversible Adhesives for Debonding on Demand

Adhesives and glues are essential in a wide range of applications in modern life, from buildings to vehicles, and mobile devices to biomedical applications.

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Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics

Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.

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Precipitation “on demand” – towards surfactant-free nanoparticles

Researchers from Germany introduce acid-triggered precipitation which facilitates the removal of surfactant fragments from nanoparticles simplifying the purification and enabling nanoparticle precipitation “on demand.”

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Tailoring degradation in polymeric nanogels

To tailor the degradation of nanogels, Scientists from Utrecht University investigated the impact of the structure of polymeric building blocks on the properties of nanogels and their degradation behavior.

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Shaping up polyphosphazenes: star dendritic molecular brushes

In a new study, researchers from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, present for the first time a synthetic route to prepare polyphosphazenes with globular, highly branched morphologies (so called “star dendritic molecular brushes”) and controlled size.

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Can Polymers Regenerate Teeth?

A common goal for tissue engineering has been finding a way to regenerate and repair the inflamed tissues.

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To Leach or not to Leach – Antimicrobial Polymer Materials

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a challenging threat to human life, especially in healthcare institutions.

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A Review of Biosynthetic Fibrous Proteins for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Silk, elastin and collagen are naturally occurring fibrous proteins with a tremendous potential in biomaterial systems.

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Albumin–Polymer Conjugates for Drug Delivery

In their review, Jiang and Stenzel discuss the various creative approaches in which albumin can be combined with polymers for application in drug delivery.

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