Sonochemical processing and characterization of composite materials based on soy protein and alginate containing micron-sized bioactive glass particles

Silva Lourenco R, Bulut B, Roether J, Kaschta J, Schubert DW, Boccaccini AR (2014)


Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2014

Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 1073

Pages Range: 87-96

DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.05.047

Abstract

Novel composite hydrogels based on the combination of natural polymers; namely alginate and soy protein isolate, and bioactive glass (BC) particles (mean size: 2 pm) were developed. For this purpose a sono-chemical approach was used and homogeneous composite hydrogels, incorporating two concentrations of BC particles, were successfully obtained. Further physico-chemical characterization was performed in order to evaluate the influence of each component on hydrogel properties. The water uptake ability, weight loss, protein release, as well as FTIR, SEM and DMTA characterization were carried out. The bio-mineralization process in simulated body fluid (SBF) was followed over time and the results demonstrated that the composite materials have the ability to form a surface apatite layer after 7 days in SBF. The design of novel composite hydrogels based on soy protein, alginate and BC can be a suitable approach for bone regeneration applications. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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APA:

Silva Lourenco, R., Bulut, B., Roether, J., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D.W., & Boccaccini, A.R. (2014). Sonochemical processing and characterization of composite materials based on soy protein and alginate containing micron-sized bioactive glass particles. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1073, 87-96. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.05.047

MLA:

Silva Lourenco, Rauqel, et al. "Sonochemical processing and characterization of composite materials based on soy protein and alginate containing micron-sized bioactive glass particles." Journal of Molecular Structure 1073 (2014): 87-96.

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