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PEG-HYDROGELS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND CELL ENCAPSULATION

Published

Author(s)

Sheng Lin-Gibson, Kaushik Chatterjee, James A. Cooper, William E. Wallace, Matthew Becker, Carl G. Simon Jr., Ferenc Horkay

Abstract

A simple reaction to prepare controlled molecular mass (MM) poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylates (PEGDMs) of high purity and low polydispersity is outlined. PEGDMs were photo-polymerized to form hydrogels with and without bioactive moieties. The structure and mechanical properties were studied using small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and compression testing, respectively, which provided the foundation for subsequent cell response investigation. The use of PEGDM hydrogels as model scaffolds for bone and cartilage regeneration is described.
Proceedings Title
238th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Fall 2009, Division of Polymers Chemistry



Conference Dates
August 16-20, 2009
Conference Location
Washington, DC

Keywords

Hydrogel, tissue engineering, structure, mechanical properties, cell response

Citation

Lin-Gibson, S. , Chatterjee, K. , Cooper, J. , Wallace, W. , Becker, M. , Simon, C. and Horkay, F. (2009), PEG-HYDROGELS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND CELL ENCAPSULATION, 238th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Fall 2009, Division of Polymers Chemistry , Washington, DC, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902289 (Accessed May 23, 2022)
Created September 15, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017