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Author Thomas, L. V. ♦ Arun, U. ♦ Remya, S. ♦ Nair, Prabha D.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Materials Science. Materials In Medicine
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Biomedical and Dental Materials ♦ Chemicals and Drugs
Subject Keyword Biomaterials
Abstract Unique elastomeric and biocompatible scaffolds were produced by the polyesterification of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and citric acid via a simple polycondensation reaction. The physicochemical characterization of the materials was done by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), mechanical and surface property analyses. The materials are hydrophilic and have viscoelastic nature. Biodegradable, non-cytotoxic materials that can be tailored into 3D scaffolds could be prepared in an inexpensive manner. This polyester has potential implications in vascular tissue engineering application as a biodegradable elastomeric scaffold.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Journal of materials science
Page Count 191
Starting Page 69
Ending Page 259