, which is generally defined as the cloud point) of the casting solution, and the cloud point was measured by a self-made device .
completed where 2500 adolescents have been imparted skill training whereas 500 students were completing training in 20 LCST
of a polymer is influenced by the hydrophobic, hydrophilic moieties in its molecular chains.
The driving force responsible for shifting the LCST
is hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interaction of the macromolecules.
Currently, extensive research is going on with regard to the modification of the LCST
of the thermosensitive polymers in drug delivery systems for specific targeting of the drugs.
The IPN hydrogels were also characterized at different temperatures, through swelling on pH 7-buffers, elastic modulus through compression tests, and measures of LCST
Following this, the bioconjugate-affinity complex can be phase-separated by raising the temperature above the LCST
of the smart polymer (or by changing the pH if it is a pH-sensitive smart polymer), which selectively removes the biotinylated target molecule from solution (26).
SALS confirms the existence of an LCST
for this blend system and also for the PI-125/PB D-24 blend sy stem.
Below that temperature, the gel is swollen, hydrated, and hydrophilic, and above that LCST
, the gel becomes collapsed, dehydrated and hydrophobic.
The separation or gelling of such polymeric solutions is usually called the "cloud point" because the clear solution characteristically becomes cloudy at temperatures higher than the LCST
of a polymer comprising water soluble units and units with an LCST
have heat-induced gelling or heat-induced thickening properties.