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Facile synthesis of templated macrocellular nanocomposite scaffold via emulsifier-free HIPE-ROP

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Abstract

A macrocellular nanocomposite scaffold of crosslinked poly(ε-caprolactone) was made by conducting a ring-opening polymerization of an emulsifier-free Pickering high internal phase emulsion (HIPE). The Pickering HIPE formulation, stabilized using hydrophobically modified silica nanoparticles (mSiNPs), showed extraordinary stability up to a temperature of polymerization as high as 120 °C. The nanocomposite scaffolds demonstrated high porosity and a liquid uptake capacity of up to ∼23 g g−1. The scaffolds decorated with mSiNPs were mechanically robust and showed high resiliency under cyclic compression tests.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of templated macrocellular nanocomposite scaffold via emulsifier-free HIPE-ROP

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Submitted
06 Aug 2020
Accepted
07 Sep 2020
First published
07 Sep 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 12604-12607
Article type
Communication

Facile synthesis of templated macrocellular nanocomposite scaffold via emulsifier-free HIPE-ROP

M. Agrawal, A. Yadav, B. Nandan and R. K. Srivastava, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 12604
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC05331G

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