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Poly(vinyl alcohol) as versatile biomaterial for potential biomedical applications
In this paper, we present some new case examples where the chemical versatility of poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) can be used for potential biomedical applications. PVA, the polymeric material used forExpand
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Stable polymeric microballoons as multifunctional device for biomedical uses: synthesis and characterization.
Gas filled hollow microparticles, i.e., microbubbles and microballoons, are soft matter devices used in a number of diverse applications ranging from protein separation and purification in foodExpand
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A Conformational Study on the Algal Polysaccharide Ulvan
The conformational behavior of the algal polysaccharide ulvan in aqueous solution has been studied. This biopolymer, containing limited regular regions of aldobiuronic sequences made ofExpand
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Tailoring of physical and chemical properties of macro- and microhydrogels based on telechelic PVA.
Poly(vinyl alcohol), PVA, is amenable to several structural modifications because of the presence of the hydroxyl moiety in the backbone. The chemical versatility of this polymer can be used for theExpand
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Structural Flexibility Modulates the Activity of Human Glutathione Transferase P1-1
Presteady-state and steady-state kinetic studies performed on human glutathione transferase P1-1 (EC) with 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene as co-substrate indicate that the rate-determining step is aExpand
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Tethering functional ligands onto shell of ultrasound active polymeric microbubbles.
Hollow (air-filled) microparticles, i.e., microbubbles, provide a promising novel vehicle for both local delivery of therapeutic agents and simultaneous diagnostic ultrasound echo investigations. InExpand
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Gel-like structure of a hexadecyl derivative of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide with viscoelastic and mechanical properties that are crucial for the normal functioning of osteoarticular junctions. It is demonstrated that introduction of aExpand
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Michael-type addition reactions for the in situ formation of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based hydrogels.
Michael-type addition reactions offer the possibility to obtain in situ formation of polymeric hydrogels in the absence of a radical mechanism for the networking process. We explored such a syntheticExpand
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Polymer-supported catalysis: Oxidation of catecholamines by Fe(III) and Cu(II) complexes immobilized to chitosan
Abstract The air oxidation of adrenaline (epinephrine) and dopa (3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) by Fe(III) and Cu(II) complexes immobilized to chitosan was studied at pH 8.50. While the structuralExpand
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Supercooled water in PVA matrixes. II. A molecular dynamics simulation study and comparison with QENS results.
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were carried out to elucidate the dynamic behavior of water confined in poly(vinyl alcohol), PVA, hydrogels. Model topology is supported by experimental networkExpand
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