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Cellulose-based hydrogels are promising sustainable materials for a variety of applications, including tissue engineering, water treatment, and drug delivery. However, the tailoring of diverse properties by efficient green chemistry methods is an ongoing challenge. Here, composite hydrogels of consistent spheroidal structure, incorporating TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibrils and nanofibrous chiral Cu(II) aspartate coordination polymer, are presented. The hydrogels are prepared by a single-step procedure in aqueous media at ambient temperature and pressure, adhering to the principles of green chemistry. With a view to adapting this method for a variety of alternative coordination polymers (to tailor functional properties), the following critical factors for formation of robust composite hydrogel spheroids are identified: rheological properties of the primary matrix used for spheroidal hydrogel formation and coordination polymer self-assembly rate.
|Journal||Advanced Sustainable Systems|
|Early online date||30 Sep 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2021|
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New Enzymatically Produced Interpenetrating Starch-Cellulose Gels
Edler, K. & Scott, J. L.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
6/06/16 → 31/01/21
Project: Research council
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Engel, E. (Creator), Calabrese, V. (Creator), Hossain, Z. (Creator), Edler, K. (Creator) & Scott, J. L. (Creator), University of Bath, 30 Sep 2020