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Regulation of the growth, morphology, mechanical properties and biocompatibility of natural polysaccharide-based multilayers by Hofmeister anions

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Abstract

Herein the optimization of the physicochemical properties and surface biocompatibility of polyelectrolyte multilayers of the natural, biocompatible and biodegradable, linear polysaccharides hyaluronan and chitosan by Hofmeister anions was systematically investigated. We demonstrated that there is an interconnection between the bulk and surface properties of HA/Chi multilayers both varying in accordance with the arrangement of the anions in the Hofmeister series. Kosmotropic anions increased the hydration, thickness, micro- and macro-roughness, and hydrophilicity and improved the biocompatibility of the films by reduction (2 orders of magnitude) of the films stiffness and complete anti-thrombogenicity.

Graphical abstract: Regulation of the growth, morphology, mechanical properties and biocompatibility of natural polysaccharide-based multilayers by Hofmeister anions

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The article was received on 02 Jul 2016, accepted on 07 Oct 2016 and first published on 10 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TB01638C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016,4, 7092-7100
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    Regulation of the growth, morphology, mechanical properties and biocompatibility of natural polysaccharide-based multilayers by Hofmeister anions

    T. D. Andreeva, H. Hartmann, S. G. Taneva and R. Krastev, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 7092
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TB01638C

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