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Novel Making of Bacterial Cellulose Blended Polymeric Fiber Bandages

Altun, Esra, Aydogdu, Mehmet Onur, Koc, Fatma, Crabbe-Mann, Maryam, Brako, Francis, Kaur-Matharu, Rupy, Ozen, Gunes, Kuruca, Serap Erdem, Edirisinghe, Ursula, Gunduz, Oguzhan, and others. (2018) Novel Making of Bacterial Cellulose Blended Polymeric Fiber Bandages. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 303 (3). Article Number 1700607. ISSN 1438-7492. (doi:10.1002/mame.201700607) (KAR id:77990)

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Abstract

Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a very promising biological material. However, at present its utilization is limited by difficulties in shape forming it. In this Communication, it is shown how this can be overcome by blending it with poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) polymer. BC:PMMA fibers are produced by pressurized gyration of blended BC:PMMA solutions. Subsequently, BC:PMMA bandage‐like scaffolds are generated with different blends. The products are investigated to determine their morphological and chemical features. Cell culture and proliferation tests are performed to obtain information on biocompatibility of the scaffolds.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/mame.201700607
Uncontrolled keywords: bacterial cellulose; bandages; polymer; pressurized gyration
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Francis Brako
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 14:29 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 12:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77990 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brako, Francis: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1163-1874
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