Characterization and Cell Culture of a Grafted Chitosan Scaffold for Tissue Engineering

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Wen-Chuan Hsieh; Jiun-Jia Liau; Yi-Jhong Li;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: International Journal of Polymer Science (issn: 1687-9422, eissn: 1687-9430)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2015/935305
  • Subject: TP1-1185 | Chemical technology | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: equipment and supplies | macromolecular substances | technology, industry, and agriculture

Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) was grafted to chitosan to form a porous scaffold. The PVA-g-chitosan 3D scaffold was then observed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The water absorbency of PVA-g-chitosan was increased 370% by grafting. Scanning electron mi... View more
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