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- Pan, Shiyin, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- International journal of biological macromolecules 2019 v.127 pp. 440-449
- Amorphophallus; animal models; calcium hydroxide; crosslinking; dry eye syndrome; eyes; humans; hydrogels; konjac mannan; polyvinyl alcohol; rabbits; sodium alginate; strength (mechanics); temperature
- ... Swelling, mechanical strength, flexibility, and toughness are important parameters in hydrogel preparation for application in the human body. Herein, composite hydrogels were prepared using a mix of Konjac glucomannan (KGM), sodium alginate (SA), and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) cross-linked by calcium hydroxide. The PVA/KGM/SA composite hydrogel showed a suitable swelling ratio and rate, as well as el ...