Forming low-molecular-weight hydrogels by electrochemical methods

Emily R. Cross, Kate McAulay, Dave J. Adams

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Low-molecular-weight hydrogels (LMWG) can be formed by electrochemical methods. Unique to the electrochemical method, gelation is localized on the electrode surface; therefore, thin hydrogel films can be prepared in seconds while thicker gels can be prepared in minutes. Furthermore, hydrogels are suitable for use in a range of characterization methods. Here, we describe techniques to form hydrogels using cyclic voltammetry and potentiometry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolypeptide Materials: Methods and Protocols
EditorsMaxim G. Ryadnov
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781071609286
ISBN (Print)9781071609279
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • hydrogel
  • electrochemical gelation
  • low-molecular-weight gelator
  • LMWG
  • potentiometry
  • cyclic voltammetry
  • electrochemistry
  • pH-triggered gelation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology


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