Chitosan and chitosan-derived nano-graphene oxide carbon dots are successfully methacrylated and utilized for the fabrication of photocurable hydrogels. The addition of the nano-graphene oxide (nGO) does not significantly delay the polymer network build-up, but significantly reduces the storage modulus of the crosslinked network, with important detrimental effects on the mechanical performance. By replacing nGO with methacrylated M-nGO, the mechanical performance of the crosslinked polymer network is improved with an increase of the storage modulus as a function of increasing the M-nGO content in the photocurable formulation.

Photocrosslinked Chitosan Hydrogels Reinforced with Chitosan-Derived Nano-Graphene Oxide

Chiappone A.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Chitosan and chitosan-derived nano-graphene oxide carbon dots are successfully methacrylated and utilized for the fabrication of photocurable hydrogels. The addition of the nano-graphene oxide (nGO) does not significantly delay the polymer network build-up, but significantly reduces the storage modulus of the crosslinked network, with important detrimental effects on the mechanical performance. By replacing nGO with methacrylated M-nGO, the mechanical performance of the crosslinked polymer network is improved with an increase of the storage modulus as a function of increasing the M-nGO content in the photocurable formulation.
2019
Chitosan hydrogels; Graphene oxide; Photopolymerization
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