In this project, an injectable hydrogel was prepared through polymer synthesis, and several properties were characterized. It showed thermosensitive property because of the existence of poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), which made it injectable as PNIPAM-based hydrogels would gel at body temperature. Also, the introduction of dopamine and coated silver nanoparticles could provide anti-bacterial property which could potentially used for would dressing.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Qiu, Yunxiu, "An Injectable Thermosensitive Hydrogel Potentially Used for Wound Dressing with Anti-bacterial Properties" (2021). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 139.