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Boronic acid-modified alginate enables direct formation of injectable, self-healing and multistimuli-responsive hydrogels

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Abstract

One-step functionalization of alginate with boronic acid groups allowed spontaneous formation of biocompatible hydrogels under basic conditions without additional complementary molecules or crosslinking agents. The dynamic nature of boronate ester bonds formed with vicinal diols present on alginate pyranose rings provided remarkable self-healing, injectable and multi-stimuli responsive properties to the material.

Graphical abstract: Boronic acid-modified alginate enables direct formation of injectable, self-healing and multistimuli-responsive hydrogels

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2017, accepted on 27 Feb 2017 and first published on 27 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00765E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3350-3353
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    Boronic acid-modified alginate enables direct formation of injectable, self-healing and multistimuli-responsive hydrogels

    A. Pettignano, S. Grijalvo, M. Häring, R. Eritja, N. Tanchoux, F. Quignard and D. Díaz Díaz, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3350
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00765E

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