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Cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) with different surface composition were used to generate the biomimetic growth hydroxyapatite (HAp). Hybrids materials primarily consist of CNWs with HAp content below 24%. CNWs were produced by different inorganic acid hydrolyses to generate cellulose particles with surface groups to induce HAp mineralization. In the present(More)
Polysaccharide-based device for oral delivery of heparin (HP) was successfully prepared. Previously synthesized N,N-dimethyl chitosan (DMC) (86% dimethylated by (1)H NMR spectroscopy) was complexed with HP by mixing HP and DMC aqueous solutions (both at pH 3.0). The polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) obtention was confirmed by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR),(More)
Transesterification and epoxide ring-opening reactions are two mechanism routes that explain chemical modifications of macromolecules by glycidyl methacrylate (GMA). Although the coupling reaction of the GMA with macromolecules has widely been investigated, there are still mechanisms that remain to be explained when GMA is processed in an aqueous solution(More)
N-Trimethyl chitosan (TMC), an antibacterial agent, and heparin (HP), an antiadhesive biopolymer, were alternately deposited on modified polystyrene films, as substrates, to built antiadhesive and antibacterial multilayer films. The properties of the multilayer films were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy,(More)
N-trimethyl chitosan of two quaternization degrees, DQ=20 and 80mol% and labeled as TMC20 and TMC80, were synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR. Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) of TMC/alginate (TMC/ALG) were prepared at pHs 2, 7 and 10 by mixing the aqueous solutions of unlike polymers. The PECs were characterized through infrared spectroscopy (FTIR),(More)
Chitosan, which is derived from a deacetylation reaction of chitin, has attractive antimicrobial activity. However, chitosan applications as a biocide are only effective in acidic medium due to its low solubility in neutral and basic conditions. Also, the positive charges carried by the protonated amine groups of chitosan (in acidic conditions) that are the(More)
The synthesis of nanometer and submicrometer hollow particles could be a motivating way to imprint new therapeutic properties into a chondroitin sulfate-based hydrogel formulation. The use of hollowed polymer structures as a formulation strategy is expected to have an impact in the effective therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Chemical(More)
A facile and reproducible route that can lead to two-dimensional arrays of nanopores in thin polymer films is demonstrated. The formation of the pores in the polymer films involves breath figure phenomenon and occurs during the film deposition by spin coating. The formation of nanoporous thin films takes only few seconds, and the method does not require(More)
For the first time, polyelectrolyte complex based on poly[(2-dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate] (PDMAEMA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) was prepared. The properties of novel material and precursors were investigated by WAXS, FTIR, TGA, SEM and DLS analysis. The PDMAEMA/CS PECs presented hydrophilic-hydrophobic transition at pHs 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 whereas the(More)
Albumin (BSA) microparticles were developed as a biotechnological alternative for drug delivery. Vitamin B12 (Vit-B12) was used as a model drug. The microparticles were obtained from maleic anhydride-functionalized BSA and N',N'-dimethylacrylamide (DMAAm) in a W/O emulsion without and with PVA. The microparticles produced at 15min of stirring without PVA(More)