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Photocrosslinked methacrylated poly(vinyl alcohol)/hydroxyapatite nanocomposite hydrogels with enhanced mechanical strength and cell adhesion

Zhou, Ding; Dong, Qi; Liang, Kaili; Xu, Weilin; Zhou, Yingshan; Xiao, Pu


Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels with high water content, good load‐bearing property, low frictional behavior as well as excellent biocompatibility have been considered as promising cartilage replacement materials. However, the lack of sufficient mechanical properties and cell adhesion are two critical barriers for their application as cartilage substitutes. To address these problems, herein, methacrylated PVA with low degree of substitution of methacryloyl group has been synthesized first....[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry
DOI: 10.1002/pola.29263


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