Inkjet printing of self-assembling polyelectrolyte hydrogels

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Abstract


  • Inkjet printing of alternate layers of anionic and cationic polyelectrolytes allows organized gels to form

    with structures similar to those made by layer-by-layer dipping methods but very much faster.

    Structures of gels formed using slow and fast inkjet printing systems are compared using elemental

    analysis, swelling and diffusion kinetics as characterization methods. After printing and washing, most

    sodium or chloride counter-ions are lost from the gel, leaving only the polymer complex. The swelling

    properties of the printed and washed gel depend on the deposition rate and on the ratio of the two

    polymers as originally printed.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Limen, S., McCallum, D., Wallace, G. G., in het Panhuis, M. & Calvert, P. D. (2011). Inkjet printing of self-assembling polyelectrolyte hydrogels. Soft Matter, 7 (8), 3818-3826.

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  • 2-s2.0-79953741646

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2125&context=scipapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 3818

End Page


  • 3826

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 8

Abstract


  • Inkjet printing of alternate layers of anionic and cationic polyelectrolytes allows organized gels to form

    with structures similar to those made by layer-by-layer dipping methods but very much faster.

    Structures of gels formed using slow and fast inkjet printing systems are compared using elemental

    analysis, swelling and diffusion kinetics as characterization methods. After printing and washing, most

    sodium or chloride counter-ions are lost from the gel, leaving only the polymer complex. The swelling

    properties of the printed and washed gel depend on the deposition rate and on the ratio of the two

    polymers as originally printed.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Limen, S., McCallum, D., Wallace, G. G., in het Panhuis, M. & Calvert, P. D. (2011). Inkjet printing of self-assembling polyelectrolyte hydrogels. Soft Matter, 7 (8), 3818-3826.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953741646

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2125&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1059

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 3818

End Page


  • 3826

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 8