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Regulatory parameters of self-healing alginate hydrogel networks prepared via mussel-inspired dynamic chemistry

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Abstract

Several key parameters that influence both the self-healing properties and water retention capacity of biohydrogel networks made of alginate–dopamine (Alg–DA) conjugates have been studied. A judicious combination of biopolymer concentration, dopamine content, pH-dependent cross-linking of catechol groups and the Fe3+-coordination of the networks allowed control over the self-healing ability of these bioinspired materials. Moreover, the thixotropic nature of model hydrogels was confirmed using oscillatory rheological loop tests.

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The article was received on 28 Jul 2016, accepted on 02 Aug 2016 and first published on 03 Aug 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02367C
New J. Chem., 2016,40, 8493-8501
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    Regulatory parameters of self-healing alginate hydrogel networks prepared via mussel-inspired dynamic chemistry

    J. V. Alegre-Requena, M. Häring, R. P. Herrera and D. Díaz Díaz, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 8493
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02367C

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