By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Nanotubes have been published. According to news originating from Qingdao, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Novel hybrid hydrogel was synthesized from chitin NaOH/urea aqueous solution in presence of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) via crosslinking with epichlorohydrin. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra and atomic force microscopy (AFM) results confirmed the interfacial interactions in the chitin-HNTs hybrid hydrogel."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Qingdao University of Science and Technology, "The compressive strength and shear modulus of chitin hydrogel were significantly increased by HNTs as shown in the static compressive experiment and rheology measurement. The hybrid hydrogels showed highly porous microstructures by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The swelling ratio of chitin hydrogel decreased because of the addition of HNTs. The malachite green's absorption experiment result showed that the hybrid hydrogel exhibited much higher absorption rate than the pure chitin hydrogel."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The prepared hybrid hydrogel had potential applications in waste treatment and biomedical areas."
For more information on this research see: Chitin-natural clay nanotubes hybrid hydrogel. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2013;58():23-30. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/525446)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.X. Liu, Qingdao Univ Sci & Technol, Key Lab Rubber Plast, Minist Educ, Shandong Prov Key Lab Rubber Plast, Qingdao 266042, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Zhang, J.J. Li and C.R. Zhou (see also Nanotubes).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Qingdao, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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