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A new light triggered approach to develop a micro porous tough hydrogel

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Abstract

A porous tough hydrogel (alginate–polyacrylamide) is successfully synthesized using a photo-gelling polymer as a templating agent. Unlike current porous hydrogels, we present a useful pore-enhancing strategy without sacrificing the mechanical properties of the parent matrix. These porous tough hydrogels, as 3D cell culture scaffolds, can mimic the extracellular matrix and allow maximum nutrient exchange.

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Submitted
19 Mar 2017
Accepted
15 May 2017
First published
23 May 2017

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2017,7, 27449-27453
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A new light triggered approach to develop a micro porous tough hydrogel

Q. Dou, Z. W. K. Low, K. Zhang and X. J. Loh, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 27449
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA03214E

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