Nanoparticle–Hydrogel Composites

Concept, Design, and Applications of These Promising, Multi-Functional Materials

Praveen Thoniyot, Mein Jin Tan, Anis Abdul Karim, David James Young, Xian Jun Loh

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Abstract

New technologies rely on the development of new materials, and these may simply be the innovative combination of known components. The structural combination of a polymer hydrogel network with a nanoparticle (metals, non-metals, metal oxides, and polymeric moieties) holds the promise of providing superior functionality to the composite material with applications in diverse fields, including catalysis, electronics, bio-sensing, drug delivery, nano-medicine, and environmental remediation. This mixing may result in a synergistic property enhancement of each component: for example, the mechanical strength of the hydrogel and concomitantly decrease aggregation of the nanoparticles. These mutual benefits and the associated potential applications have seen a surge of interest in the past decade from multi-disciplinary research groups. Recent advances in nanoparticle–hydrogel composites are herein reviewed with a focus on their synthesis, design, potential applications, and the inherent challenges accompanying these exciting materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1400010
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalAdvanced Science
Volume2
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Thoniyot, Praveen ; Tan, Mein Jin ; Karim, Anis Abdul ; Young, David James ; Loh, Xian Jun. / Nanoparticle–Hydrogel Composites : Concept, Design, and Applications of These Promising, Multi-Functional Materials. In: Advanced Science. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 1-2. pp. 1-13.
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Nanoparticle–Hydrogel Composites : Concept, Design, and Applications of These Promising, Multi-Functional Materials. / Thoniyot, Praveen; Tan, Mein Jin; Karim, Anis Abdul; Young, David James; Loh, Xian Jun.

In: Advanced Science, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, 1400010, 02.2015, p. 1-13.

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