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Wet spinning and radial self-assembly of a carbohydrate low molecular weight gelator into well organized hydrogel filaments

Chalard, Anaïs; Joseph, Pierre; Souleille, Sandrine; Lonetti, Barbara; Saffon-Merceron, Nathalie; Loubinoux, Isabelle; Vaysse, Laurence; Malaquin, Laurent; Fitremann, Juliette

In this work, we describe how a simple single low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) molecule – N-heptyl-D-galactonamide, which is easy to produce at the gram scale – is spun into gel filaments by a wet spinning process based on solvent exchange. A solution of the gelator in DMSO is injected…
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3D-Printing of Pure Metal–Organic Framework Monoliths

Lim, Gwendolyn J. H.; Wu, Yue; Shah, Bhuvan B.; Koh, J. Justin; Liu, Connie K.; Zhao, Dan; Cheetham, Anthony K.; Wang, John; Ding, Jun

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are usually synthesized in powder form. For many practical applications, MOFs need to be shaped into monoliths that can be easily handled. However, conventional shaping methods, such as pelletization, often result in a decrease in functionality. Recently, MOF-containing monoliths have been made using direct ink writing (DIW;…
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How rheological behaviors of concentrated starch affect graft copolymerization of acrylamide and resultant hydrogel

Bao, Xianyang; Yu, Long; Shen, Shirley; Simon, George P.; Liu, Hongsheng; Chen, Ling

Corn starches with different amylose/amylopectin ratios were used to explore the effect of rheological behaviors of concentrated system on the graft copolymerization of acrylamide and resultant hydrogels, which sheds a light on their reactive extrusion process. The viscoelastic moduli of starch melts increased with increasing amylose content (AC), leading to…
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Highly compressive and stretchable poly(ethylene glycol) based hydrogels synthesised using pH-responsive nanogels without free-radical chemistry

Nguyen, Nam T.; Milani, Amir H.; Jennings, James; Adlam, Daman J.; Freemont, Anthony J.; Hoyland, Judith A.; Saunders, Brian R.

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) based hydrogels are amongst the most studied synthetic hydrogels. However, reports on PEG-based hydrogels with high mechanical strength are limited. Herein, a class of novel, well-defined PEG-based nanocomposite hydrogels with tunable mechanical strength are synthesised via ring-opening reactions of diglycidyl ethers with carboxylate ions. The pH responsive…
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Effect of solvent-matrix interactions on structures and mechanical properties of micelle-crosslinked gels

Xu, Dan; Xu, Ting; Gao, Guorong; Xiao, Ying; Wang, Zongbao; Chen, Jing; Zhou, Yang; Wang, Rong; Yin, Jingbo; Fu, Jun

Previous studies on hydrogels crosslinked by acrylated PEO99–PPO65–PEO99 triblock copolymer (F127DA) micelles demonstrate outstanding strength and toughness, which is attributed to the efficient energy dissipation through the hydrophobic association in the micelles. The current study further focuses on how the solvent property affects the structures and the mechanical properties of…
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Smart release of antimicrobial ZnO nanoplates from a pH-responsive keratin hydrogel

Villanueva, María E.; Cuestas, María L.; Pérez, Claudio J.; Campo Dall′ Orto, Viviana; Copello, Guillermo J.

A smart antibacterial biomaterial based on a keratin hydrogel with pH-dependent behavior and Zinc Oxide nanoplates as biocide agent has been developed. The pH of a chronic wound is basic due to bacterial metabolism. Originally shrank at acid pH, keratin hydrogels swell upon contact with a bacterial contaminated media leading…
12 March 2019
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Progression of the Morphology in Random Ionomers Containing Bulky Ammonium Counterions

Enokida, Joshua S.; Tanna, Vijesh A.; Winter, H. Henning; Coughlin, E. Bryan

Poly(isoprene-ran-dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate) (P(I-ran-DMOASS)) copolymers with high molecular weights and dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate (DMOASS) compositions ranging between 8 and 40 mol % (30 and 77 wt %) were synthesized via nitroxide-mediated polymerization. Thermal and viscoelastic characterization revealed distinct behaviors for the low (30–51 wt %) and high (56–77 wt…
12 March 2019
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Rapid and Quantitative De-tert-butylation for Poly(acrylic acid) Block Copolymers and Influence on Relaxation of Thermoassociated Transient Networks

Filippov, Alexei D.; van Hees, Ilse A.; Fokkink, Remco; Voets, Ilja K.; Kamperman, Marleen

The synthesis of charged polymers often requires the polymerization of protected monomers, followed by a polymer-analogous reaction to the polyelectrolyte product. We present a mild, facile method to cleave tert-butyl groups from poly(tert-butyl acrylate) blocks that yields poly(acrylic acid) (pAA) blocks free of traces of the ester. The reaction utilizes…
12 March 2019