Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Publisher : Carbohydrate Polymers
Source : Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 84, Number 2, p.820-824 (2011)
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Keywords : Bioactive, Biodegradable polymers, Biomedical applications, Biopolymers, calcium, calcium chloride, chitin, Chitin hydrogel, Crystalline structure, Hydrogels, hydrophobicity, Membranes, methanol, Organic solvents, Scaffolds, Solvent system, tissue engineering, Wound dressings
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2011
Abstract : Chitin is a non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible natural polymer. It is used in several biomedical applications. Chitin is insoluble in most of the organic solvents due to its rigid crystalline structure. However, it can be dissolved in calcium chloride dehydrate methanol (Ca solvent) solvent system. The α- and β-chitin hydrogels can easily be developed using the Ca solvent system. Using these hydrogels, it is able to develop scaffolds and membranes for the variety of biomedical applications such as tissue engineering and wound dressing. In this paper, we present the preparation and biomedical applications of chitin hydrogel membranes and scaffolds.
Cite this Research Publication : H. Tamura, Furuike, T., Nair, S. V., and Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, “Biomedical Applications of Chitin Hydrogel Membranes and Scaffolds”, Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 84, pp. 820-824, 2011.