Design of Renewable Hydrogel Release Systems from Fiberboard Mill Wastewater
2010 (English)In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 11, no 5, 1406-1411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new route for the design of renewable hydrogels is presented. The soluble waste from masonite production was isolated, fractionized, and upgraded. The resulting hemicellulose rich fraction was alkenyl-functionalized and used in the preparation of covalently cross-linked hydrogels capable of sustained release of incorporated agents. Said hydrogels showed a Fickian diffusion-based release of incorporated bovine serum albumin. Also, a method for the coating of seeds with hydrogel was developed. The sustained release of incorporated growth retardant agents from the hydrogel coating on rape seeds was shown to enable the temporary inhibition of germination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 11, no 5, 1406-1411 p.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27914DOI: 10.1021/bm100253eISI: 000277355800035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77952226190OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27914DiVA: diva2:383074
QC 201101042011-01-042011-01-032011-01-04Bibliographically approved