Trigger-responsive poly(β-amino ester) hydrogels

Yanfeng Zhang, Rui Wang, Yuyan Hua, Ryan Baumgartner, Jianjun Cheng

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Water-soluble, acrylate-terminated poly(β-amino esters) with built-in trigger-responsive domains were synthesized through Michael addition of trigger-responsive diacrylates and primary amines. They were used as macromolecular precursors for photoinitiated cross-linking reactions to prepare trigger-responsive hydrogels for protein encapsulation. The encapsulated proteins could be rapidly released upon external triggering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-697
Number of pages5
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 15 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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