Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/DSR.2011.6026842
Title: Tailoring of poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels properties by incorporation of crosslinked acrylic acid
Authors: Zhang, Q.-Y.
Wang, Z.-Y.
Lim, J.
Wen, F.
Li, J. 
Teoh, S.H. 
Keywords: acrylic acid
crosslinking
hydrogel
poly(vinyl alcohol)
tissue engineering
ultravoilet light
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Zhang, Q.-Y.,Wang, Z.-Y.,Lim, J.,Wen, F.,Li, J.,Teoh, S.H. (2011). Tailoring of poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels properties by incorporation of crosslinked acrylic acid. 2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/DSR.2011.6026842
Abstract: The present paper aims to study the possibility to modify the properties of poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel incorporated with crosslinked acrylic acid (AAc) by UV irradiation in order to extend the nature of PVA as a biomaterial for many applications in regenerative medicine such as a scaffold that provide structural integrity to tissue constructs, control drug and protein delivery to tissues and cultures. The chemical components in modified hydrogels have been determined by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and confirmed the successful crosslinking of AAc within the hydrogels. The inter-morphology has been studied by Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) and demonstrated a uniform micro-pore distribution through the entire modified hydrogels. These results, in combination with the good compatibility of PVA and P(AAc), suggest that PVA/P(AAc) hydrogel is a promising biomaterial for tissue engineering regenerative medicine application. © 2011 IEEE.
Source Title: 2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/73914
ISBN: 9781424492763
DOI: 10.1109/DSR.2011.6026842
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