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Polysaccharide metallohydrogel obtained from Salecan and trivalent chromium: Synthesis and characterization

Polysaccharide metallohydrogel obtained from Salecan and trivalent chromium: Synthesis and characterization
Here, a new kind of Salecan derived polysaccharide metallohydrogel was reported. Successful fabrication of Salecan metallohydrogel was verified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and rheological measurements. Scanning electron microscope investigations have been conducted to elucidate the morphology of Salecan/Cr3+ gel (SCgel). We found that the pore size of metallohydrogel can be tailored by adjusting the Cr3+ dose during gel formation. After that, swelling and de-swelling behaviors were systematically studied. The increasing of chromium ion concentration and the presence of saline solutions will cause the decrease of swelling percentage. It is assumed that the decreasing hydrophilicity of Salecan, the increase of crosslinking density, and the complexation of the carboxylate group with saline ions are the main syneresis mechanisms. Altogether, this study opens a new avenue to prapare Salecan-based hydrogel.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0144861717312523

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