A novel single precursor-based biodegradable hydrogel with enhanced mechanical properties


Journal Article

A mechanically tough biodegradable hydrogel is developed from a single precursor comprising poly(ethylene glycol) and oligo(trimethylene carbonate), where both the crosslink density and swelling properties of the polymer network are independently controlled through M c̄ and hydrophilic-hydrophobic balance. These highly cost effective hydrogels are also biocompatible and can be degraded both hydrolytically and enzymatically. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, C; Aung, A; Liao, L; Varghese, S

Published Date

  • October 21, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 20

Start / End Page

  • 3831 - 3834

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-6848

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1744-683X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/b912102a

Citation Source

  • Scopus