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Swelling properties of gamma irradiated starch based hydrogel dressing

Ahmad, Zuraida and Eslami, Fayezeh and Abdul Wahab, Ahsanul Khaliqin (2015) Swelling properties of gamma irradiated starch based hydrogel dressing. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 2 (8). pp. 933-936. ISSN 2348 – 7968

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Abstract

Sago starch is used as biopolymer and biocompatible to the human skin. The hydrogel is prepared by mixing the solution of sago starch (SS) with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution and finally this solution is subjected to the gamma irradiation. The effect of sago starch and gamma irradiated doses on swelling properties are evaluated. The swelling behaviours of samples are discussed through swelling, equilibrium degree of swelling (EDS) and equilibrium water content (EWC). The hydrogels produced from this method is observed high in transparency and swelling behaviour as well as high water absorbency.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/48128
Uncontrolled Keywords: gamma Ray, sago Starch, polyvinyl alcohol and wound healing dressing
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 11:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48128

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