Design of well-defined nano-structured hydrogels by nanogel engineering

N. Morimoto, Y. Iwasaki, K. Akiyoshi

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The synthesis and characterization of polymerizable self-assembled nanogels that were constituted of methacryloyl group-bearing cholesteryl-bearing pullulans (CHPMA) were discussed. The novel hybrid nanogels and macrogels were prepared by polymerization with 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) in which polymers show high biocompatibility. The nanogels of MPC polymer-CHP conjugate (CM) were prepared by free radical polymerization between CHPMA nanogels and MPC in dilute acqueous solution. The percentage of swelling ratio of CM microgels was observed to be MacroCM10 ± 282, and MacroCM100; 1989 ± 96.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 172004 May 21

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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