Boronate ester cross-linked PVA hydrogels for the capture and H2O2-mediated release of active fluorophores

George T. Williams, Adam C. Sedgwick, Sajal Sen, Lauren Gwynne, Jordan E. Gardiner, James T. Brewster, Jennifer R. Hiscock, Tony D. James, A. Toby A. Jenkins, Jonathan L. Sessler

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A new set of PVA hydrogels were formed using the boronate ester fluorescent probe PF1 and the novel boronate fluorescent probe PT1 as the covalent crosslinkers. Treatment with aqueous H2O2 allowed triggered release of the fluorescent dye accompanied by complete dissolution of the hydrogel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5516-5519
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number41
Early online date7 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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