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TitleFluorinated polymers as smart materials for advanced biomedical applications
Author(s)Cardoso, Vanessa F.
Correia, Daniela M.
Ribeiro, Clarisse
Fernandes, Margarida
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
KeywordsBiomedical applications
Fluorinated polymers
Poly(vinylidene fluoride)
Issue dateFeb-2018
CitationCardoso, Vanessa F.; Correia, Daniela M.; Ribeiro, Clarisse; Fernandes, Margarida; Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu, Fluorinated Polymers as Smart Materials for Advanced Biomedical Applications. Polymers, 10(2), 2018
Abstract(s)Fluorinated polymers constitute a unique class of materials that exhibit a combination of suitable properties for a wide range of applications, which mainly arise from their outstanding chemical resistance, thermal stability, low friction coefficients and electrical properties. Furthermore, those presenting stimuli-responsive properties have found widespread industrial and commercial applications, based on their ability to change in a controlled fashion one or more of their physicochemical properties, in response to single or multiple external stimuli such as light, temperature, electrical and magnetic fields, pH and/or biological signals. In particular, some fluorinated polymers have been intensively investigated and applied due to their piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric properties in biomedical applications including controlled drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, microfluidic and artificial muscle actuators, among others. This review summarizes the main characteristics, microstructures and biomedical applications of electroactive fluorinated polymers.
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