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Cryostructuring of Polymeric Systems. 50. Cryogels and Cryotropic Gel-Formation: Terms and Definitions

A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Street 28, 119991 Moscow, Russia
The article is the 50th communication of this series.
Received: 16 July 2018 / Revised: 31 August 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cryogelation and Cryogels)
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Abstract

A variety of cryogenically-structured polymeric materials are of significant scientific and applied interest in various areas. However, in spite of considerable attention to these materials and intensive elaboration of their new examples, as well as the impressive growth in the number of the publications and patents on this topic over the past two decades, a marked variability of the used terminology and definitions is frequently met with in the papers, reviews, theses, patents, conference presentations, advertising materials and so forth. Therefore, the aim of this brief communication is to specify the basic terms and definitions in the particular field of macromolecular science. View Full-Text
Keywords: cryogel(s); cryostructurate(s); cryotropic gel-formation; cryostructuring; macroporosity; terms; definitions cryogel(s); cryostructurate(s); cryotropic gel-formation; cryostructuring; macroporosity; terms; definitions
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Lozinsky, V.I. Cryostructuring of Polymeric Systems. 50. Cryogels and Cryotropic Gel-Formation: Terms and Definitions. Gels 2018, 4, 77.

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