hydrogel

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.HT07519
gel in which the swelling agent is water.
Notes:
  1. The @[email protected] component of a hydrogel is usually a @[email protected]
  2. A hydrogel in which the @[email protected] component is a @[email protected] may be referred to as an @[email protected]
Source:
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. 'Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)' on page 1807 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)