Strong and Rapidly Self-Healing Hydrogels: Potential Hemostatic Materials.

  title={Strong and Rapidly Self-Healing Hydrogels: Potential Hemostatic Materials.},
  author={Weijuan Huang and Yixiang Wang and Yun Chen and Yanteng Zhao and Qiang Zhang and Xiang Zheng and Lingyun Chen and Lina Zhang},
  journal={Advanced healthcare materials},
  volume={5 21},
Benzaldehyde-terminated telechelic four-armed polyethylene glycol (PEG-BA) is synthesized and cross-linked with carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) to form dynamic hydrogels with strong mechanical performance. The gelation temperature and time, mechanical performance, and self-healing behaviors are systematically investigated. The hydrogels have good storage modulus up to 3162.06 ± 21.06 Pa, comparable to conventional bulk hydrogels. The separated alternate hydrogel lines connect together to become an… CONTINUE READING
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