RIS ID

104497

Publication Details

Xiao, F., Naficy, S., Casillas, G., Khan, M. H., Katkus, T., Jiang, L., Liu, H., Li, H. & Huang, Z. (2015). Edge-hydroxylated boron nitride nanosheets as an effective additive to improve the thermal response of hydrogels. Advanced Materials, 27 (44), 7196-7203.

Abstract

Upon flowing hot steam over hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) bulk powder, efficient exfoliation and hydroxylation of BN occur simultaneously. Through effective hydrogen bonding with water and N-isopropylacrylamide, edge-hydroxylated BN nanosheets dramatically improve the dimensional change and dye release of this temperature-sensitive hydrogel and thereby enhance its efficacy in bionic, soft robotic, and drug-delivery applications.

Grant Number

ARC/LE120100104, ARC/DE120101496

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201502803