Oxygen-Mediated Enzymatic Polymerization of Thiol-Ene Hydrogels.

  title={Oxygen-Mediated Enzymatic Polymerization of Thiol-Ene Hydrogels.},
  author={Scott R. Zavada and N R McHardy and T F Scott},
  journal={Journal of materials chemistry. B},
  volume={2 17},
Materials that solidify in response to an initiation stimulus are currently utilized in several biomedical and surgical applications; however, their clinical adoption would be more widespread with improved physical properties and biocompatibility. One chemistry that is particularly promising is based on the thiol-ene addition reaction, a radical-mediated step-growth polymerization that is resistant to oxygen inhibition and thus is an excellent candidate for materials that polymerize upon… CONTINUE READING