Influence of microvawe and UV radation on properties of chitosan hydrogels

key words: hydrogels, chitosan, Beetosan, UV radation, microvawe radation

Summary:

In this paper, the impact on microwave radiation and UV cross-linking of the course of reaction of obtaining chitosan hydrogels was presented. The synthesis were conducted using either commercial chitosan and Beetosan - chitosan derived from naturally died honeybees as well as using mixed systems containing both chitosan and Beetosan. The swelling capacity of obtained hydrogel materials as well as their tendency to degradation in distilled water and simulated body fluid have been tested. Moreover, morphology of the surface of selected samples using scanning electron microscope was characterized. Furthermore, the contact angles (θ) of attained materials were defined using geometrical method by applying a drop of liquid on the surface of the tested material.

Citation:

Bialik-Wąs K., Kudłacik S., Drabczyk A., Tyliszczak B. 2016. Influence of microvawe and UV radation on properties of chitosan hydrogels. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2016/ II (2 (Jun 2016))