Injectable thermo-responsive hydrogel composed of xanthan gum and methylcellulose double networks with shear-thinning property.

@article{Liu2015InjectableTH,
  title={Injectable thermo-responsive hydrogel composed of xanthan gum and methylcellulose double networks with shear-thinning property.},
  author={Zhijia Liu and Ping Yao},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2015},
  volume={132},
  pages={490-8}
}
Injectable hydrogel precursor solution was prepared by physical blend of xanthan gum (XG) and methylcellulose (MC) in aqueous solution. Due to the formation of XG network composed of XG double helical strand structure, XG/MC blend was a high viscous solution with good shear-thinning property at room temperature. When the temperature was changed from 23 to 37 °C, thermo-responsive MC network formed, which caused XG/MC blend solution to gelate. The gelation time and storage modulus of the blend… CONTINUE READING