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Title: Recent Advances in Stimuli‐Responsive Commodity Polymers
Known for their adaptability to surroundings, the capability of transport control of molecules, or the ability to convert one type of energy to another as a result of external or internal stimuli, responsive polymers play a significant role in advancing scientific discoveries that may lead to an array of diverse applications. This review outlines recent advances in the developments of selected commodity polymers equipped with stimuli‐responsiveness to temperature, pH, ionic strength, enzyme or glucose levels, carbon dioxide, water, redox agents, electromagnetic radiation, or electric and magnetic fields. Utilized diverse applications ranging from drug delivery to biosensing, dynamic structural components to color‐changing coatings, this review focuses on commodity acrylics, epoxies, esters, carbonates, urethanes, and siloxane‐based polymers containing responsive elements built into their architecture. In the context of stimuli‐responsive chemistries, current technological advances, as well as a critical outline of future opportunities and applications, are also tackled.
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2003005 1655740
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Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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National Science Foundation
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