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New insights into the cross-linking and degradation mechanism of Diels–Alder hydrogels

Kirchhof, Susanne, Strasser, Andrea, Wittmann, Hans-Joachim, Messmann, Viktoria, Hammer, Nadine, Goepferich, Achim and Brandl, Ferdinand (2015) New insights into the cross-linking and degradation mechanism of Diels–Alder hydrogels. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3, pp. 449-457.

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Eight-armed poly(ethylene glycol) was functionalized with furyl and maleimide groups. The two macromonomers were cross-linked by Diels–Alder (DA) reactions and the degradation behavior of the formed hydrogels was investigated. UV spectroscopy showed that maleimide groups were subject to ring-opening hydrolysis above pH 5.5, with the reaction rate depending on the pH and temperature. As a result ...


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Institutions:Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical Technology (Prof. Göpferich)
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Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 615 Pharmacy
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