Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Strain-Promoted Crosslinking of PEG-based Hydrogels via Copper-Free Cycloaddition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The synthesis of a 4-dibenzocyclooctynol (DIBO) functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and fabrication of hydrogels via strain-promoted, metal-free, azide–alkyne cycloaddition is reported. The resulting hydrogel materials provide a versatile alternative to encapsulate cells that are sensitive to photochemical or chemical cross-linking mechanisms.

Publication Title

ACS Macro Letters

Volume

1

Issue

8

First Page

1071

Last Page

1073