The present contribution deals with the synthesis and characterization of N-isopropyl chitosan in which the introduction of hydrophobic groups leads to an increased flexibility of the polysaccharide backbone. The isopropyl groups extend the solubility of the modified-chitosan samples and render the modified chitosan a pH- and thermo-sensitive system for hydrogel formation. Indeed, upon varying the pH of the system and/or its temperature within a range compatible with biological applications, a non-reversible sol-gel transition occurs, as determined through extended rheological analyses. The modified chitosan samples show a very good biocompatibility as determined through preliminary viability and cell growth experiments.

N-isopropyl chitosan. A pH- and thermo-responsive polysaccharide for gel formation

Cok M.;Vecchies F.;Sacco P.;Furlani F.;Marsich E.;Donati I.
2020

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The present contribution deals with the synthesis and characterization of N-isopropyl chitosan in which the introduction of hydrophobic groups leads to an increased flexibility of the polysaccharide backbone. The isopropyl groups extend the solubility of the modified-chitosan samples and render the modified chitosan a pH- and thermo-sensitive system for hydrogel formation. Indeed, upon varying the pH of the system and/or its temperature within a range compatible with biological applications, a non-reversible sol-gel transition occurs, as determined through extended rheological analyses. The modified chitosan samples show a very good biocompatibility as determined through preliminary viability and cell growth experiments.
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