Novel hydrophilic cyclic monomers in hydrogel synthesis.

  title={Novel hydrophilic cyclic monomers in hydrogel synthesis.},
  author={Andrew Jarvie and M. Cooper Lloyd and Christopher B St Pourçain},
  volume={19 21},
A range of hydrogels was prepared by the copolymerisation of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) with various hydrophilic cyclic monomers (CM) derived from cis-1,2-dihydroxy-3,5-cyclohexadiene (DHCD). The specific systems investigated were the cis-1,2-bis(2,3-epoxybutanoyloxy)-, cis-1,2-bis(10,11-epoxyundecanoyloxy)-, cis-1,2-bis(trimethylsiloxy)- and cis-1,2-bis(tert-butyldimethylsiloxy)-3,5-cyclohexadienes. The EWC, tensile strength and initial modulus of the poly HEMA-CM hydrogels derived… CONTINUE READING