Development of Novel Double Network Polypeptide-Based Hydrogels with Enhanced Mechanical Properties
thesisposted 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.
First SupervisorProf. Andreas Heise
Second SupervisorProf. Sally-Ann Cryan
CommentsSubmitted for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2020
Published CitationO'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 NameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of award31/05/2020
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)