Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2007, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (03): 438-446.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20070330

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Responsive Properties and Applications of the Intelligent Polymers and Hydrogels

JIN Shu-Ping;LIU Ming-Zhu;CHEN Shi-Lan;BIAN Feng-Ling;CHEN Yong;WANG Bin;ZHAN Fa-Lu;LIU Shou-Xin   

  1. (State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P. R. China; Department of Chemistry, Hexi University, Zhangye 734000, Gansu Province, P. R. China; Department of Chemistry, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi′an 710062, P. R. China)
  • Received:2006-09-04 Revised:2006-11-07 Published:2007-03-07
  • Contact: LIU Ming-Zhu

Abstract: The basic concepts and species of the intelligent hydrogel and the responsive behaviors of the intelligent polymers to the changes of surrounding temperature, pH, and light signal were introduced in this paper on the basis of some successful samples. The applications of the intelligent polymers were described in the fields of farming-forest and sanitation, and the future development for these materials was prospected.

Key words: Intelligent polymers, Intelligent hydrogels, Phase transition, Shape memory