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Chitosan Hydrogels Crosslink Kinetics and Gel Properties

Published

Author(s)

Sheng Lin-Gibson, H J. Walls, S B. Kennedy, E R. Welsh

Abstract

Cure kinetics and network properties of biocompatible hydrogels prepared by the reaction of chitosan and a water soluble blocked diisocyanate have been measured using rheometry. The reactions follow the Arrhenius behavior from which apparent activation energies can be determined. The network properties can be tailored by adjusting the ratio of chitosan to crosslinker.
Citation
PMSE Preprints of the American Chemical Society
Volume
88

Keywords

chitosan, crosslink kinetics, gel modulus, hydrogels

Citation

Lin-Gibson, S. , Walls, H. , Kennedy, S. and Welsh, E. (2003), Chitosan Hydrogels Crosslink Kinetics and Gel Properties, PMSE Preprints of the American Chemical Society, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852116 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created December 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021