What is it about?
Enzymatic degradation of nanohybrid based on intercalation of chitosan (CS) within the galleries of montmorillonite (MMT) clay and grafted with poly(lactic acid) (PLA) was studied using esterase enzyme in phosphate buffered solution.
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Why is it important?
The presence of MMT clay provided stability towards degradation of polymer matrix because of nanoscale dispersibility, thereby acting as a barrier towards the permeation of water molecules to induce hydrolysis of PLA. Similarly, the grafting of CS with crystalline PLA stabilised the CS matrix towards degradation, rendering it suitable for tissue engineering applications.
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This page is a summary of: Stability of chitosan/montmorillonite nanohybrid towards enzymatic degradation on grafting with poly(lactic acid), Materials Science and Technology, January 2014, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1179/1743284713y.0000000501.
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