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Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels Reinforced with Nanocellulose for Ophthalmic Applications: General Characteristics and Optical Properties
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1161-9311
2016 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, Vol. 120, no 51, p. 13094-13101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are one of the main causes of visual impairment, and contact lenses form an important part of modern day eye care and culture. Several hydrogels with varying physicochemical properties are in use to manufacture soft contact lenses. Hydrogels are generally too soft and reinforcement with appropriate materials is desirable to achieve high water content without compromising mechanical properties. In this study, we have developed a highly transparent macroporous hydrogel with water content >90%, by combining poly(vinyl alcohol) with nanocellulose. Furthermore, the results show that the composite hydrogel has refractive index close to that of water and very good UV-blocking properties.

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American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016. Vol. 120, no 51, p. 13094-13101
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Water-Content, Transparent, Cellulose, Scattering, Gelation, Light, Gels
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Physical Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200406DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b10650ISI: 000391160300010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-200406DiVA, id: diva2:1069131
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
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Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2017-01-27Bibliographically approved

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