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Continuum of structural organization from chitosan solutions to derived physical forms.
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PMID:  19957994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The structural organization of chitosan, a cationic polyelectrolyte, in aqueous solutions of high ionic strength, is investigated by quasi-elastic light scattering and wet scanning transmission electron microscopy. The formation of submicrometric chain aggregates driven by hydrophobic interactions is evidenced. These heterogeneities are at the core of the multiscale morphology of physical hydrogels processed from this polysaccharide. Therefore, a close structural relationship exists between the initial solution and the final hydrogel.
Simina Popa-Nita; Pierre Alcouffe; Cyrille Rochas; Laurent David; Alain Domard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomacromolecules     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1526-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomacromolecules     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-11     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892849     Medline TA:  Biomacromolecules     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universit? de Lyon, Universit? Lyon 1, UMR CNRS 5223 IMP, Laboratoire des Mat?riaux Polym?res et Biomat?riaux, B?t. ISTIL, 15, bd. Andr? Latarjet, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Chitosan / chemistry*
Hydrogels / chemistry*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
Scattering, Small Angle
Surface Properties
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrogels; 0/Solutions; 9012-76-4/Chitosan

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