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Tamara Bernadette Aigner designed a set of biocompatible and biodegradable poly(organophosphazenes). In order to tailor their biological and chemical properties, she further modified these macromolecules by adding functional moieties via thiol-ene chemistry. The author used the same photochemistry for crosslinking to obtain a mechanically stable network. She further altered the degradation rate of the matrix as well as the mechanical properties by adding blending agents and created a porous matrix, which is necessary for cell invasion and communication, by a newly developed photocrosslinking particulate-leaching method. Thus, a modular hybrid system was established which is able to adapt to different microenvironments based upon tissue type.
- Polyphosphazenes as Biocompatible and Biodegradable Polymers
- Functionalization and Crosslinking with Thiol-ene Chemistry
- Matrix Formation Using a Photocrosslinking Particulate-Leaching Technique
- Tailored Physical and Biochemical Properties by Blending
- Researchers and students in the field of chemistry and biology with a focus on polymerchemistry and tissue engineering
Tamara Bernadette Aigner completed her master’s thesis in biological chemistry at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and South Bohemian University in České Budĕjovice.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-09320-4
- Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
- Publisher Name Springer Spektrum, Wiesbaden
- eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-658-09319-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-658-09320-4
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