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High-Performance Photopolymerized Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Silica Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Enhanced Cell Adhesion

Zhang, Can; Liang, Kaili; Zhou, Ding; Yang, Hongjun; Liu, Xin; Yin, Xianze; Xu, Weilin; Zhou, Yingshan; Xiao, Pu


Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels have been considered as promising implants for various soft tissue engineering applications because of their tissue-like viscoelasticity and biocompatibility. However, two critical barriers including lack of sufficient mechanical properties and non-tissue-adhesive characterization limit their application as tissue substitutes. Herein, PVA is methacrylated with ultralow degrees of substitution of methacryloyl groups to produce PVA-glycidyl methacrylate (GMA)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b09026


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