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Natural extracted aerogels with inherent anisotropy and their 3D printing assisted biomedical applications

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Abstract

Exemplified with jackfruit and sugarcane, natural extracted aerogels with inherent structural anisotropy were investigated for the first time. With the help of nano-modification, the dual liquid/current directing capability of the Ag decorated jackfruit aerogel was discovered. This interesting material was then applied as the core component of a 3D printed wearable device for intelligent wound management. The as-prepared ultra-light (<10 g) wearable device could provide drainage diversion, wound warning and triple antibacterial treatment in a continuous and automatic manner.

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The article was received on 19 May 2017, accepted on 21 Jun 2017 and first published on 22 Jun 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB01377A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article
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    Natural extracted aerogels with inherent anisotropy and their 3D printing assisted biomedical applications

    L. Dong, C. Liu, F. Yu, X. Ding, T. Li, Q. Hu, M. Liu, F. Fang, H. Xin and X. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB01377A

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