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Retraction published on 21 August 2017, see Polymers 2017, 9(8), 382.
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A Bio Polymeric Adhesive Produced by Photo Cross-Linkable Technique

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Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Internal Medicine and Cardiology, King Abdulaziz University Medical School, Present Director of CCU & Consultant Adult Interventional Cardiologist, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Vitamin D Pharmacogenomics Research Group, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Polymers 2016, 8(8), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080292
Received: 22 May 2016 / Revised: 23 July 2016 / Accepted: 27 July 2016 / Published: 10 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Polymeric Adhesives)
The advantages of photo polymerization methods compared to thermal techniques are: rapid cure reactions, low energy demands, solvent free requirements and room temperature use. In order to form a macromer, polycaprolactone (PCL) was cross-linked via ultraviolet power with 2-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate. Different methods of characterization were carried out: estimation of swelling capacity, adhesive capacity (using aminated substrates), surface energy (by contact angle), and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared. In addition to these experiments, we carried out dynamical mechanical thermal analysis, thermogravimetry and thermorphology characterizations of PCL. Thus, it has been concluded that the prepared macromer could be transformed into membranes that were effective as a medical adhesive. The degree of cross linking has been estimated using two different techniques: swelling of the samples and photo cross linking of the samples with different periods of irradiation at relatively high UV-power (600 mW/cm2). View Full-Text
Keywords: bio-adhesives; photo cross-linkable; polycarprolacton; 2-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate; isocyanate functional-groups; degree of cross linking bio-adhesives; photo cross-linkable; polycarprolacton; 2-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate; isocyanate functional-groups; degree of cross linking
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Abdalla, S.; Al-Aama, N.; Al-Ghamdi, M.A. A Bio Polymeric Adhesive Produced by Photo Cross-Linkable Technique. Polymers 2016, 8, 292. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080292

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Abdalla S, Al-Aama N, Al-Ghamdi MA. A Bio Polymeric Adhesive Produced by Photo Cross-Linkable Technique. Polymers. 2016; 8(8):292. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080292

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Abdalla, Soliman, Nabil Al-Aama, and Maryam A. Al-Ghamdi. 2016. "A Bio Polymeric Adhesive Produced by Photo Cross-Linkable Technique" Polymers 8, no. 8: 292. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8080292

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