Xiuli Zhuang

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Novel bioactive glass (BG) nanoparticles/poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) composites were prepared as promising bone-repairing materials. The BG nanoparticles (Si:P:Ca=29:13:58 weight ratio) of about 40nm diameter were prepared via the sol-gel method. In order to improve the phase compatibility between the polymer and the inorganic phase, PLLA (M(n)=9700Da) was(More)
Novel smart microgel particles made of poly (L-glutamic acid-2-hydroxylethyl methacrylate) (PGH) and hydroxypropyl cellulose-acrylic acid (HPC-AA) have been successfully prepared via emulsion polymerization. The dynamic light scattering measurement reveals that the average hydrodynamic radius 〈Rh〉 and hydrodynamic radius distributions f (Rh) of the microgel(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event that causes substantial morbidity and mortality, for which no fully restorative treatments are available. Stem cells transplantation offers some promise in the restoration of neurological function but with limitations. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a well-appreciated neuroprotective factor that is(More)
A new kind of electroactive polymers was synthesized by using aniline pentamer (AP) cross-linking chitosan (CS) in acetic acid/DMSO/DMF solution. UV-vis and CV confirmed the electroactivity of polymers in acidic aqueous solution. The amphiphilic polymers self-assembled into 200-300 nm micelles by dialysis against deionized water from the acetic acid buffer(More)
To obtain one biodegradable and electroactive polymer as the scaffold for tissue engineering, the multiblock copolymer PLAAP was designed and synthesized with the condensation polymerization of hydroxyl-capped poly( l-lactide) (PLA) and carboxyl-capped aniline pentamer (AP). The PLAAP copolymer exhibited excellent electroactivity, solubility, and(More)
A biodegradable electroactive hydrogel (AP-g-GA), aniline pentamer (AP) grafting gelatin (GA), is synthesized by a coupling reaction between the carboxyl group of AP and the amino side group of GA in aqueous solution. The electroactivity of the physical hydrogel is confirmed by UV-vis and CV. The hydrophobic AP changes the hydrogel's porous structure of the(More)
Well-defined amphiphilic linear-dendritic prodrugs (MPEG-b-PAMAM-DOX) are synthesized by conjugating doxorubicin (DOX), to MPEG-b-PAMAM through the acid-labile hydrazone bond. The amphiphilic prodrugs form self-assembled nanoparticles in deionized water and encapsulate the hydrophobic anticancer drug 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) with a high drug loading(More)
Construction of high density glycosylated surfaces is important in the investigation of interactions between pathogens and surface carbohydrates. In this work, we provided a flexible method for glycosyl surface fabrication by combination of surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) and copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne 1,3-dipolar(More)
The crystallization behaviors of the poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) diblock copolymer with the PEG weight fraction of 0.50 (PEG(50)-PCL(50)) was studied by DSC, WAXD, SAXS, and FTIR. A superposed melting point at 58.5 degrees C and a superposed crystallization temperature at 35.4 degrees C were obtained from the DSC profiles running at 10(More)
Amphiphilic linear and dumbbell-shaped poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PEG-PLGA) copolymers were simply synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization of lactide and glycolide using PEG or tetrahydroxyl-functionalized PEG as the macroinitiator and stannous octoate as the catalyst. The copolymers spontaneously self-assembled into spherical(More)