Synthesis and characterization of dextran-maleic acid based hydrogel.

@article{Kim1999SynthesisAC,
  title={Synthesis and characterization of dextran-maleic acid based hydrogel.},
  author={Soyoun Kim and Chang Y. Won and C Chang Chu},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={160-70}
}
A new class of hydrogel precursor, dextran-maleic acid (Dex-MA), was synthesized by the reaction of dextran with maleic anhydride in the presence of the catalyst triethylamine. The effects of temperature, time, catalyst amount, and reactant concentration on the degree of substitution (DS) by MA was studied to establish an optimum reaction condition. The new… CONTINUE READING