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A novel single precursor-based biodegradable hydrogel with enhanced mechanical properties

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Abstract

A mechanically tough biodegradable hydrogel is developed from a single precursor comprising poly(ethylene glycol) and oligo(trimethylene carbonate), where both the crosslink density and swelling properties of the polymer network are independently controlled through [M with combining macron]c and hydrophilic-hydrophobic balance. These highly cost effective hydrogels are also biocompatible and can be degraded both hydrolytically and enzymatically.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2009, accepted on 04 Aug 2009 and first published on 14 Aug 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B912102A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2009,5, 3831-3834
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    A novel single precursor-based biodegradable hydrogel with enhanced mechanical properties

    C. Zhang, A. Aung, L. Liao and S. Varghese, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 3831
    DOI: 10.1039/B912102A

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