Polysaccharide-Based Hydrogels: The Key Role of Water in Affecting Mechanical Properties
AbstractDifferent hydrogels were prepared starting from natural or semi-synthetic polysaccharides (carboxymethylcellulose, hyaluronic acid and chitosan) which were cross-linked by the addition of a cross-linking agent chosen according to the chemical groups present along the polymer chains. The cross-linking reaction allows for the formation of a three-dimensional network made of covalent bonds between the polymer chains, which is stable under physiological conditions. The presence of a substantial amount of water within the polysaccharide matrices makes such systems unique among hydrophilic gels. Water itself is responsible for some of their peculiar characteristics, one of which is their injectability which makes these hydrogels suitable for using as matrices for mini-invasive surgery and localized therapy.
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Pasqui, D.; De Cagna, M.; Barbucci, R. Polysaccharide-Based Hydrogels: The Key Role of Water in Affecting Mechanical Properties. Polymers 2012, 4, 1517-1534.
Pasqui D, De Cagna M, Barbucci R. Polysaccharide-Based Hydrogels: The Key Role of Water in Affecting Mechanical Properties. Polymers. 2012; 4(3):1517-1534.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pasqui, Daniela; De Cagna, Milena; Barbucci, Rolando. 2012. "Polysaccharide-Based Hydrogels: The Key Role of Water in Affecting Mechanical Properties." Polymers 4, no. 3: 1517-1534.