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Printed ionic-covalent entanglement hydrogels from carrageenan and an epoxy amine
Australian Institute for Innovative Materials - Papers
  • Shannon Bakarich, University of Wollongong
  • Paul Balding, University of Wollongong
  • Robert Gorkin III, University of Wollongong
  • Geoffrey M Spinks, University of Wollongong
  • Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
93452
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Publication Details

Bakarich, S. E., Balding, P., Gorkin III, R., Spinks, G. M. & in het Panhuis, M. (2014). Printed ionic-covalent entanglement hydrogels from carrageenan and an epoxy amine. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 4 (72), 38088-38092.

Abstract

Carrageenan/epoxy amine ionic-covalent entanglement hydrogels were fabricated on a 3D printer. The thermal gel transition behaviour of the biopolymer kappa-carrageenan was exploited to fix the shape of the patterned ink until a covalent polymer network formed by epoxy amine addition chemistry. The printed hydrogels display a work of extension value of 1.4 ± 0.3 MJ m-3.

Citation Information
Shannon Bakarich, Paul Balding, Robert Gorkin III, Geoffrey M Spinks, et al.. "Printed ionic-covalent entanglement hydrogels from carrageenan and an epoxy amine" (2014) p. 38088 - 38092
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