Hollow hydrogel networks for temperature-controlled water fluidics

Qing Chen, Shumin Liang, Xiaodong Song, Panče Naumov, Lidong Zhang

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10304-10307
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number73
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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