An Injectable Hydrogel with Excellent Self-Healing Property Based on Quadruple Hydrogen Bonding
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AbstractInjectable polymeric hydrogels with self-healing property are extremely appealing in biomedical applications for the reason that they could be transplanted via direct injection, which causes minimal invasion to human body. This work presents a novel injectable hydrogel based on strong interaction of quadruple hydrogen bonding from ureido pyrimidinone ( UPy) moieties. A new monomer ureido pyrimidinone-diisocyanate-2-hydroxyethyl-methylene acrylic ester ( named UPy-NMA) carrying UPy moiety is synthesized for the first time and copolymerized with acrylamide to prepare hydrogel copolymer ( PAU). The hydrogel is prepared by dissolving corresponding copolymer into deionized water under certain conditions. Mechanical property of prepared hydrogel is measured by rheometer and the results show that the developed hydrogel display excellent self-healing ability as well as outstanding injectable property. In addition, adequate pore size of hydrogels from scanning electron microscopy also hints that the fabricated hydrogel can provide an intriguing glimpse for potential applications of tissue engineering.
Acceptance Date25/08/2016
All Author(s) ListZhang GZ, Ngai T, Deng YH, Wang CY
Journal nameMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume Number217
Issue Number19
Pages2172 - 2181
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordshydrogel, injectable, quadruple hydrogen bonding, self-healing
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPolymer Science;Polymer Science

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