Special Issue "Nanoparticle-Hydrogel Composites for Biomedical Applications: Volume II"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: surface science; structure; properties and reactivity of solid surfaces; properties of nanostructured materials
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Embedding inorganic, organic, or biological nanoparticles in hydrogels allows one to prepare hybrid materials which are capable of responding to a variety of stimuli from the surrounding environment. Nanoparticles can be simply entrapped in hydrogels, prepared inside the hydrogels, or functionalized to work as a crosslinker of polymer chains. Incorporation of nanoparticles into hydrogels modifies the swelling degree and the physicochemical and mechanical properties of the polymer network. In the case of magnetic nanoparticles, the application of static/alternating magnetic fields offers the possibility of addressing and remotely modulating drug release from hydrogels.
Dr. Andrea Atrei
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- Hybrid materials
- Drug release
- Chemical, mechanical, biological properties