Event Title

Using Multi-Step Synthesis for the Production of Hydrogels with Adhesive Properties

Major

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor

Catrena H. Lisse

Abstract

Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains that are highly absorbent and flexible similar to natural tissue. Currently hydrogels are being used in controlled drug delivery, fluid control, nerve regeneration and tissue engineering.1 The production of a remote activated, polyacrylamide hydrogel system is a multi-step synthesis. The first step to be investigated is the formation of a copolymer via free-radical polymerization using the starting material dopamine hydrochloride reacted with sodium tetraborate decahydrate and sodium bicarbonate reacted overnight at room temperature in water. This presentation will highlight the experimental design and multi-step synthesis for the production of hydrogels. 1 Deligkaris, Kosmas, Tadele Shiferaw Tadele, Wouter Olthuis, and Albert van den Berg. Hydrogel-based devices for biomedical applications. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2010, 147, 2, 765-774.

Session Name:

Poster Presentation Session #1 - Poster #45

Start Date

10-4-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:15 PM

Location

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

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Using Multi-Step Synthesis for the Production of Hydrogels with Adhesive Properties

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains that are highly absorbent and flexible similar to natural tissue. Currently hydrogels are being used in controlled drug delivery, fluid control, nerve regeneration and tissue engineering.1 The production of a remote activated, polyacrylamide hydrogel system is a multi-step synthesis. The first step to be investigated is the formation of a copolymer via free-radical polymerization using the starting material dopamine hydrochloride reacted with sodium tetraborate decahydrate and sodium bicarbonate reacted overnight at room temperature in water. This presentation will highlight the experimental design and multi-step synthesis for the production of hydrogels. 1 Deligkaris, Kosmas, Tadele Shiferaw Tadele, Wouter Olthuis, and Albert van den Berg. Hydrogel-based devices for biomedical applications. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2010, 147, 2, 765-774.