Tuning hydrogel properties and function using substituent effects

Richie E. Kohman, Chaenyung Cha, Steven C. Zimmerman, Hyunjoon Kong

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The physical properties and function of hydrogels are shown to depend on the substituents present in three novel 1,3,5-triazaadamantane (TAA) cross-linkers. Gel stiffness and degradation rate at varied pHs could be predictably tuned with the cross-linker substituents used to form the gel. Subsequently, protein release from the hydrogel were controlled with chemical structure of the cross-linker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2150-2152
Number of pages3
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number10
StatePublished - 21 May 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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