Control of polymer network structure and degradation
This thesis presents work performed evaluating controlled degradation in polymeric networks via incorporation of nanogels either as precursor or as a component of pseudo-interpenetrating polymeric networks. These polymeric crosslinked nanoparticles have applications in drug/gene delivery, cell imaging, and inert or functional prepolymer nano-fillers, therefore controlling their molecular weight (size) and structural properties are mandatory requirements. In addition to the primary effects of reactant selection on the nanogel formation, the solvent used and the agitation rate can provide additional ...
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