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  • Biodegradable conducting PVA-hydrogel based on carbon quantum dots: study of the synergistic effect of additives 

    Gamboa Rivera, Jillian Tricia; Paulo Mirasol, Sofia; Espona Noguera, Albert; Enshaei, Hamidreza; Ortiz Rojas, Sergio; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Torras Costa, Juan (2024-02-03)
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    Conductive hydrogels are becoming one of the most important milestones for the development of new scaffolds, biosensors, supercapacitors, and green electronics within the field of biomedicine. In this work, we study the ...
  • Immediate-sustained lactate release using alginate hydrogel assembled to proteinase K/polymer electrospun fibers 

    Macor, Lorena Paola; Colombi, Samuele; Tamarit Mur, José Luis; Engel López, Elisabeth; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; García Torres, José Manuel; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2023-05-31)
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    Covenantee:   Universidad Nacional de Río Cuatro / Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya / Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red. Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina
    This work proposes a microfibers-hydrogel assembled composite as delivery vehicle able to combine into a single system both burst and prolonged release of lactate. The prolonged release of lactate has been achieved by ...
  • Beyond biology: alternative uses of cantilever-based technologies 

    Muñoz Galan, Helena; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2023-01-01)
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    Micromechanical cantilever sensors are attracting a lot of attention because of the need for characterizing, detecting, and monitoring chemical and physical properties, as well as compounds at the nanoscale. The fields of ...
  • Controlled dopamine release from cellulose-based conducting hydrogel 

    Molina García, Brenda Guadalupe; Arnau Roca, Marc; Sánchez Jiménez, Margarita; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-01-05)
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    Very recently, the controlled release of dopamine (DA), a neurotransmitter whose deficiency is associated with Parkinson's disease, has been postulated as a good alternative to the oral administration of levodopa (L-Dopa), ...
  • Oxygen plasma treated thermoplastics as integrated electroresponsive sensors 

    Fontana Escartín, Adrián; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Zhilev, Georgi; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Bertran Cànovas, Òscar; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2024-03-01)
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    Polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and polylactic acid (PLA) 3D printed specimens, which are intrinsically non-electroresponsive materials, have been converted ...
  • Easily recycled thiol-ene elastomers with controlled creep 

    Alzubi, Hani Khaled Mohammad; Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Moradi, Sasan (Elsevier, 2024-03)
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    Starting from in-house synthesized allylic monomers containing dynamic disulfide (S–S) bonds, a set of vitrimeric thiol-ene elastomers were prepared and characterized with respect to their viscoelastic and tensile properties. ...
  • Copolymers and blends based on 3-Hydroxybutyrate and 3-Hydroxyvalerate Units 

    Jin, Anyi; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-12-08)
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    This review presents a comprehensive update of the biopolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV), emphasizing its production, properties, and applications. The overall biosynthesis pathway of PHBV is ...
  • PLA-PEG-Cholesterol biomimetic membrane for electrochemical sensing of antioxidants 

    Madhani Mohammed Sadhakathullah, Ahammed Hussain; Paulo Mirasol, Sofia; Molina García, Brenda Guadalupe; Torras Costa, Juan; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2024-02)
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    Polymeric membranes exhibit unique and modulate transport properties when they are properly functionalised, which make them ideal for ions transport, molecules separation and molecules interactions. The present work proposes ...
  • The “pudding effect” to promote solar-driving water purification 

    Mingot Béjar, Julia; Lanzalaco, Sonia; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Torras Costa, Juan; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (John Wiley & sons, 2023-12-21)
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    The use of solar energy (natural) and synthetic solar absorber hydrogels (SAHs) for purification of brackish water represent a challenge. Here in, this work reports the unexpected effect achieved for water desalination ...
  • Microencapsulation of Doxorubicin using Chitosan 

    Puertas, José; López Hernández, Arianne; González Cazorla, Francisco; Giménez Labrador, Manuel; Repeto Baubin, Matias Adrian; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2023-11-24)
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    Introduction: For some medical treatments associated with cancer, the invasion of organs is required, which must be done in a totally controlled way to obtain the expected results in the treatment. Today, most medical ...
  • Circular economy insights on the suitability of new tri-layer compostable packaging films after degradation in storage conditions 

    Ballestar de las Heras, Ricardo Luis; Fernández Ayala, Sergio; Molina Salazar, Estefanía; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-10-19)
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    The environmental degradation of the films used in packaging is a key factor in their commercial use. Industrial and academic research is aimed at obtaining materials that have degradation features that ensure their ...
  • Time and spatially resolved operando small-angle X-ray scattering measurements during injection moulding of plastics 

    Arioli, Matteo; Paiva Massano, Annabella; Pedrosa da Silva, Daniel; Gameiro, Fábio; Carreira, Pedro; Malfois, Marc; Matias, João; Pascoal Faria, Paula; Mateus, Artur; Mitchell, Geoffrey R. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-09-29)
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    We recently introduced the possibility of performing operando small-angle X-ray scattering measurements using a novel industrially relevant injection moulding system for plastics. We show that useful time-resolving ...

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