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Development of Novel Double Network Polypeptide-Based Hydrogels with Enhanced Mechanical Properties

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posted on 13.12.2021, 16:06 by Shona O'Brien
This chapter introduces the concept of physical and covalent hydrogels derived from both natural and synthetic starting materials. In addition the idea of double network hydrogels as a methodology to modulate the mechanical strength of hydrogel networks is presented and discussed.
In the latter half of this chapter relevant polypeptide-based hydrogels are discussed. Furthermore, synthetic approaches utilised to achieve such materials; namely N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) ring-opening polymerisation
(ROP) of functional NCA monomers and post-polymerisation crosslinking are introduced.

History

First Supervisor

Prof. Andreas Heise

Second Supervisor

Prof. Sally-Ann Cryan

Comments

Submitted for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2020

Published Citation

O'Brien S,. Development of Novel Double Network Polypeptide-Based Hydrogels with Enhanced Mechanical Properties [PhD Thesis] Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of award

31/05/2020

Programme

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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