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The present study describes preparation and characterization of a thermally stable and biodegradable biopolymer using collagen and a natural polymer, alginic acid (AA). Required concentration of alginic acid and collagen was optimized and the resulting biopolymer was characterized for, degree of cross-linking, mechanical strength, thermal stability,(More)
The present study emphasizes the influence of non-covalent interactions on the mechanical and thermal properties of the scaffolds of chitosan/collagen origin. Malonic acid (MA), a bifuncitonal diacid was chosen to offer non-covalent cross-linking. Three dimensional scaffolds was prepared using chitosan at 1.0% (w/v) and MA at 0.2% (w/v), similarly collagen(More)
Here, we have developed biomimetic nanocomposites containing chitosan, poly(vinyl alcohol) and nano-hydroxyapatite-zinc oxide as bone extracellular matrix for human osteoblastic cells and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction. Scanning electron microscopy images revealed interconnected macroporous structures.(More)
Transformation of natural polymers to three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds for biomedical applications faces a number of challenges, viz., solubility, stability (mechanical and thermal), strength, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Hence, intensive research on suitable agents to provide the requisite properties has been initiated at the global level. In(More)
The present study demonstrate bonding interactions between anionic polysaccharides, alginic acid (AA) and type III collagen extracted from avian intestine used for the preparation of thermally stable and biodegradable biopolymer material. Further the study describes, optimum conditions (pH, temperature and NaCl concentration) required for the formation of(More)
Present study reveals the low concentrations (~ 4 ppm) of pesticide sensing vis-à-vis degradation of pesticides with the help of nontoxic zinc oxide quantum dots (QD). In our study, we have taken 4 different pesticides v.i.z., Aldrin, Tetradifon, Glyphosate, and Atrazine, which are widely used in agriculture and have structural dissimilarities/diversity. By(More)
. The goal of this study is an in vitro evaluation of thermal side-effects by the application of short sub-µs CO2 laser pulses in combination with an air–water spray on different types of bone tissue. A mechanically Q-switched CO2 laser delivered 300 ns pulses at 9.6 µm wavelength, which were focused down to a spot size of 440 µm on the tissue (a(More)
This paper reports the development of multifunctional zirconium oxide (ZrO2) doped nancomposites having chitosan (CTS), organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) and nano-hydroxyapatite (HAP). Formation of these nanocomposites was confirmed by various characterization techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction.(More)
Present study describes the synthesis of carboxylmethyl guar gum (CMGG) from the native guar gum (GG). Further, the prepared CMGG is grafted with gelatin to form CMGG-g-gelatin and then mixed with curcumin to prepare a biomaterial. The resultant biomaterial is subjected to the analysis of (1)H NMR, ATR-FTIR, TGA, SEM and XRD ensure the carboxymethylation(More)
The objective of this study is to design biomimetic organically modified montmorillonite clay (OMMT) supported chitosan/hydroxyapatite-zinc oxide (CTS/HAP-ZnO) nanocomposites (ZnCMH I-III) with improved mechanical and biological properties compared to previously reported CTS/OMMT/HAP composite. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray(More)