Here we prepare thermo-responsive hydrogel containing mesoporous silica (KIT-6) with high surface area. Our hybrid hydrogel is prepared by gelation of NIPAM monomer with mesoporous silica particles in presence of cross linker. Owing to the doped mesoporous silica, a large amount of guest molecules are adsorbed easily. With increase of temperature, the hybrid hydrogel shrinks to retard the release of guest molecules.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
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