Recent developments in temperature responsive shape memory polymers

Mondal, Subrata (2009) Recent developments in temperature responsive shape memory polymers. Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, 6 2: 114-119. doi:10.2174/157019309788167675


Author Mondal, Subrata
Title Recent developments in temperature responsive shape memory polymers
Journal name Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1570-193X
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/157019309788167675
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 114
End page 119
Total pages 6
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Language eng
Subject 09 Engineering
10 Technology
Abstract Shape memory polymer is an important area of interest in the polymer science research because of its many applications in industry such as biomedical, smart textiles, actuations and so on. Among the shape memory polymers, temperature responsive shape memory polymers are gaining much attention to the scientist as their transition temperature for shape memory behavior could be easily tailored by engineering the polymer structure prior to polymer synthesis. An attempt has been taken in this review paper to review the research and development in temperature responsive shape memory polymers. This review is not intended to be comprehensive, but provides an overview of the temperature responsive shape memory polymers. The mechanisms of temperature responsive shape memory behaviors has been discussed. The review was also covers various temperature responsive shape memory polymers viz. shape memory polyurethane, shape memory copolymer, network polymer structure with shape memory property and shape memory hydro gel. Finally, the paper was concluded with some of the prospective applications of temperature responsive shape memory polymers in various segments.
Keyword Copolymer
hydrogel
polyurethane
shape fixity
shape memor
shape recovery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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