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Hydrogels from chitosan crosslinked with poly(ethylene glycol) diacid as bone regeneration materials

Hydrogels from chitosan crosslinked with poly(ethylene glycol) diacid as bone regeneration materials AbstractA simple method to covalently crosslink chitosan using poly(ethylene glycol) diacid as crosslinking agent is proposed. Networks net-chitosan-ι- PEG(COOH)2 were obtained by heating chitosan in aqueous PEG600(COOH)2 solutions at a temperature higher than 60°C. IR spectroscopy revealed the formation of amide bonds. It is shown that the obtained chemical networks are pH-sensitive hydrogels with enhanced hydrophilicity. The equilibrium degree of swelling of the hydrogels is determined by the conditions of their preparation - heating temperature and mole ratio between chitosan and the crosslinker. The ability of the polymer networks to facilitate bone regeneration processes was shown by in vivo implantation experiments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png e-Polymers de Gruyter

Hydrogels from chitosan crosslinked with poly(ethylene glycol) diacid as bone regeneration materials

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2013 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.
ISSN
2197-4586
eISSN
1618-7229
DOI
10.1515/epoly.2004.4.1.643
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Abstract

AbstractA simple method to covalently crosslink chitosan using poly(ethylene glycol) diacid as crosslinking agent is proposed. Networks net-chitosan-ι- PEG(COOH)2 were obtained by heating chitosan in aqueous PEG600(COOH)2 solutions at a temperature higher than 60°C. IR spectroscopy revealed the formation of amide bonds. It is shown that the obtained chemical networks are pH-sensitive hydrogels with enhanced hydrophilicity. The equilibrium degree of swelling of the hydrogels is determined by the conditions of their preparation - heating temperature and mole ratio between chitosan and the crosslinker. The ability of the polymer networks to facilitate bone regeneration processes was shown by in vivo implantation experiments.

Journal

e-Polymersde Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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