Synthesis, swelling behavior, and biocompatibility of novel physically cross-linked polyurethane-block-poly(glycerol methacrylate) hydrogels.

@article{Mequanint2006SynthesisSB,
  title={Synthesis, swelling behavior, and biocompatibility of novel physically cross-linked polyurethane-block-poly(glycerol methacrylate) hydrogels.},
  author={Kibret Mequanint and Alpesh Patel and Deon Bezuidenhout},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={883-91}
}
Physically cross-linked novel block copolymer hydrogels with tunable hydrophilic properties for biomedical applications were synthesized by controlled radical polymerization of polyurethane macroiniferter and (2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane) methyl methacrylate. The block copolymers were converted to hydrogels by the selective hydrolysis of poly[(2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane) methyl methacrylate] block to poly(glycerol methacrylate). The block copolymerization has been monitored by monomer conversion… CONTINUE READING