Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thermogel Dissolution method

There are many different ways to dissolve a thermogel. Counter-intuitively these polymers dissolve best when cold. The two primary ways of dissolution are to either place the material with water in the refrigerator or to (faster method) stir/shake it while keeping it cold. Shown left is a simple apparatus for stirring the material while it is kept cold. For this place a styrofoam box (one shown is the same one used to ship the poylmers) along with either ice or cold packs on a magnetic stir-plate and with a stir bar in the container stir while it is cold.
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