Emilia Bakaic

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Injectable hydrogels based on carboxymethyl cellulose and dextran, reinforced with rigid rod-like cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and aldehyde-functionalized CNCs (CHO-CNCs), were prepared and characterized. The mechanical properties, internal morphology, and swelling of injectable hydrogels with unmodified and modified CNCs at various loadings were examined.(More)
Injectable PEG-analogue hydrogels based on poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) have been developed based on complementary hydrazide and aldehyde reactive linear polymer precursors. These hydrogels display the desired biological properties of PEG, form covalent networks in situ following injection, and are easily modulated for improved control over their(More)
The potential of poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) (POEGMA) hydrogels with varying thermosensitivities as soft materials for biomedical applications is demonstrated. Hydrogels are prepared from hydrazide and aldehyde functionalized POEGMA precursors, yielding POEGMA hydrogels with a volume phase transition temperature (VPTT) below (PO0), close to(More)
A series of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels was synthesized using strain-promoted alkyne-azide cycloaddition (SPAAC) between PEG chains terminated with either aza-dibenzocyclooctynes or azide functionalities. The gelation process was found to occur rapidly upon mixing the two components in aqueous solution without the need for external stimuli or(More)
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