Morphology studies of thermosensitive chitosan hydrogels using LSCM

K. E. Crompton, T. F. Scott, D. I. Finkelstein, M. K. Horne, K. A. Gross, J. S. Forsythe

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Abstract

The morphology and gelation of chitosan/GP hydrogels of different composition and degree of deacetylation were studied. The morphology hydrogels was examined using a Gluoview 500 laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) with Olympus lenses. The chitosan was dyed with rhodamine B isothiocyanate (RBITC) at a concentration of 0.9 μm. The rheology studies were carried out on a Bohlin CS-50 rheometer to measure the elastic and viscous moduli of hydrogels in 3°C intervals at 5 frequencies up to 10 Hz. The rheological data revealed that the gelation time increased with increasing composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Conference

ConferenceWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period17/05/0421/05/04

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