Yurina Sekine

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New hybrid poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels crosslinked with both nanogels and nanogel-coated liposome complexes are obtained by Michael addition of the acryloyl group of a cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHP) nanogel to the thiol group of pentaerythritol tetra(mercaptoethyl) polyoxyethylene. The nanogel-coated liposome complex is stably retained after(More)
Neutron diffraction patterns for deuterated poly-N,N,-dimethylacrylamide (PDMAA) hydrogels were measured from 10 to 300 K to investigate the structure and properties of water in the gels. Diffraction peaks observed below 250 K indicate the existence of ice in the hydrogels. Some diffraction peaks from the ice are at lower diffraction angles than those in(More)
The detailed structure of a nanogel formed by self-association of cholesterol-bearing pullulans (CHPs) was determined by contrast variation small-angle neutron scattering. The decomposition of scattering intensities into partial scattering functions of each CHP nanogel component, i.e., pullulan, cholesterol, and the cross-term between the pullulan and the(More)
To investigate the structure and dynamics of water in mixed solutions including laponite clay particles and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), we measured the Raman spectra of the mixed solutions in the temperature range 283-313 K. The results show that the vibrational energies of the O-H stretching modes in the mixed solutions depend on the water content and(More)
To investigate the mechanism of structural changes of water and polymer networks with drying and swelling, we measured the Raman spectra of a physically cross-linked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel synthesized using the freezing-thawing method. The results show that the vibrational frequencies of the O-H and C-H stretching modes decrease with(More)
A calcium (Ca)-deficient hydroxyapatite was investigated for its potential to remove Sr2+ from environmentally relevant water. We conducted sorption tests on solutions containing magnesium ion (Mg2+) and calcium ion (Ca2+) as competing cations at a strontium ion (Sr2+) concentration of 0.05 mmol/L. The Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite maintained a high Sr2+(More)
Raman spectra of poly-N,N,-dimethylacrylamide hydrogel were measured in order to investigate the mechanism of the structural changes in water and the polymer network during dehydration. The results show that the vibrational energies of the C=O and the O-H stretching modes increase with the extent of dehydration, whereas that of the CH(3) rocking mode(More)
Raman spectroscopy was used to investigate the temperature dependence of structural changes of bound water in dried glassy poly-N,N,-dimethylacrylamide in the temperature range 286.1-329.7 K. The results show that the frequency of the O-H stretching mode of the bound water that is present in the dried glassy polymer shifts to the higher side with increasing(More)
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