The effect of two types of cross-linking on some mechanical properties of collagen.

Abstract

Samples of collagen were cross-linked by two different methods: (a) glutaraldehyde and (b) a combination of dehydrothermal treatment and cyanamide. The elastic modulus, the ultimate tensile strength (fracture stress), strain to failure, work of fracture, and fracture toughness were measured before and after cross-linking in ambient laboratory conditions… (More)

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