Control of Mesh Size and Modulus by Kinetically Dependent Cross-Linking in Hydrogels.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Kinetically controlled cross-linking processes produce mechanically distinguishable hydrogels using identical precursor chemistry. The oxime ligation demonstrates tunable reaction kinetics with pH and buffer strength, which induce changes in the structural features of hydrogels and determine their mechanical properties. Small-angle neutron scattering and swelling studies provide an insight into how structural properties correlate with mechanical properties for this hydrogel system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zander, ZK; Hua, G; Wiener, CG; Vogt, BD; Becker, ML

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 40

Start / End Page

  • 6283 - 6288

PubMed ID

  • 26332364

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5951290

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201501822


  • eng