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See detailHydrogel nanocomposites: a potential UV/blue light filtering material for ophthalmic lenses
Bozukova, Dimitriya; Pagnoulle, Christophe; De Pauw, Marie-Claire ULg et al

in Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition (2011), 22

Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) (poly(HEMA-co-MMA)) and ZnS hydrogel nanocomposites were prepared and characterized. The chemical composition of the inorganic nanoparticles was ... [more ▼]

Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) (poly(HEMA-co-MMA)) and ZnS hydrogel nanocomposites were prepared and characterized. The chemical composition of the inorganic nanoparticles was confirmed by X-ray diffraction, and the homogeneity of their distribution within the hydrogel was assessed by transmission electron microscopy. The influence of the content of ZnS nanoparticles on the optical performances of the nanocomposites was investigated by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The ability of the hydrogel nanocomposites to filter the hazardous UV light and part of the blue light was reported, which makes them valuable candidates for ophthalmic lens application. In contrast to the optical properties, the thermo-mechanical properties of neat poly(HEMA-co-MMA) hydrogels were found to be largely independent of filling by ZnS nanoparticles ( 2 mg/ml co-monomer mixture). Finally, in vitro cell adhesion test with lens epithelial cells (LECs), extracted from porcine lens crystalline capsule, showed that ZnS had no deleterious effect on the biocompatibility of neat hydrogels, at least at low content. [less ▲]

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See detailSupramolecular design of high-performance poly(L-lactide)/carbon nanotube nanocomposites: from melt-processing to rheological, morphological and electrical properties
Manfredi, Erica; Meyer, Franck; Verge, Pierre et al

in Journal of Materials Chemistry (2011), 21(40), 16190-16196

The ability of omega-imidazolium functionalized poly(L-lactide) (ImPLLA) chains to improve the CNT dispersion within the PLLA matrix was demonstrated in bulk and at elevated temperatures using melt ... [more ▼]

The ability of omega-imidazolium functionalized poly(L-lactide) (ImPLLA) chains to improve the CNT dispersion within the PLLA matrix was demonstrated in bulk and at elevated temperatures using melt-processing techniques. This approach brings new supramolecular tools to the formation of CNT-based biomaterials derived from renewable resources with outstanding properties for semi-industrial applications. In this work, the PLLA/CNT nanocomposites were prepared using extrusion technology, starting from masterbatches. The rheological, morphological, electrical properties as well as Raman analyses confirmed the establishment of supramolecular cation-pi interactions between ImPLLA and CNT in the melt, leading to a fine dispersion of CNT within PLLA matrix. [less ▲]

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See detailCobalt-mediated radical copolymerization of conjugated and non-conjugated monomers
Hurtgen, Marie ULg; Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Fustin, Charles-André et al

in Polymer Preprints (2011), 52(2), 626-627

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See detailPolymer design by organometallic-mediated radical polymerization (OMRP)
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg

in Polymer Preprints of Japan (2011), 60(2), 2565-2567

Transition metal-assisted polymerization techniques have always played a crucial role in polymer synthesis. As an illustration, metallic compounds have deeply marked the field of living/controlled radical ... [more ▼]

Transition metal-assisted polymerization techniques have always played a crucial role in polymer synthesis. As an illustration, metallic compounds have deeply marked the field of living/controlled radical polymerization (L/CRP) which gives access to well-defined polymers under non drastic conditions. Indeed, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is one of the most successful methods to polymerize vinyl monomers in a controlled manner. Besides this very successful system, another metal-assisted CRP technique is emerging, i.e. organometallic-mediated radical polymerization (OMRP). In contrast to ATRP, OMRP involves the reversible formation of a covalent bond between a transition metal and the polymer chains, which strongly decreases the extent of termination reactions and leads to polymers with predictable molecular weights. This lecture aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the synthetic and mechanistic aspects of OMRP as well as major achievements and remaining challenges in this field. [less ▲]

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See detailChitosan and chitosan derivatives in drug delivery and tissue engineering
Riva, Raphaël ULg; Raguelle, Héloïse; des Rieux, Anne et al

in Jayakumar, Rangasamy; Prabaharan, M.; Muzzarelli, Ricardo A. A. (Eds.) Chitosan for Biomaterials II (2011)

Chitosan is a nontoxic, biodegradable, and biocompatible polysaccharide of β(1-4)-linked d-glucosamine and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine. This derivative of natural chitin presents remarkable properties that ... [more ▼]

Chitosan is a nontoxic, biodegradable, and biocompatible polysaccharide of β(1-4)-linked d-glucosamine and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine. This derivative of natural chitin presents remarkable properties that have paved the way for the introduction of chitosan in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Nevertheless, the properties of chitosan, such as its poor solubility in water or in organic solvents, can limit its utilization for a specific application. An elegant way to improve or to impart new properties to chitosan is the chemical modification of the chain, generally by grafting of functional groups, without modification of the initial skeleton in order to conserve the original properties. The functionalization is carried out on the primary amine group, generally by quaternization, or on the hydroxyl group. This review aims to provide an overview of chitosan and chitosan derivatives used for drug delivery, with a special emphasis on chemical modifications of chitosan to achieve specific biomedical purpose. The synthesis of the main chitosan derivatives will be reviewed. The applications of chitosan and these chitosan derivatives will be illustrated. [less ▲]

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See detailCovalent bonding of functional coatings on conductive materials: the electrochemical approach
Cécius, Michaël; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Urban, Marek W (Ed.) Handbook of Stimuli-Responsive Materials (2011)

This chapter contains sections titled: - Introduction - Electrodeposited Coatings - Electrografted Coatings - Compounds Requiring an Anodic Process - Compounds Requiring a Cathodic Process - Conclusions ... [more ▼]

This chapter contains sections titled: - Introduction - Electrodeposited Coatings - Electrografted Coatings - Compounds Requiring an Anodic Process - Compounds Requiring a Cathodic Process - Conclusions - References [less ▲]

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See detailStraightforward synthesis of conductive graphene/polymer nanocomposites from graphite oxide
Vuluga, Daniela ULg; Thomassin, Jean-Michel ULg; Molenberg, Isabel et al

in Chemical Communications (2011), 47

The reduction of graphite oxide (GO) in the presence of reactive poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), under mild biphasic conditions, directly affords graphene grafted with PMMA. The resulting nanocomposite ... [more ▼]

The reduction of graphite oxide (GO) in the presence of reactive poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), under mild biphasic conditions, directly affords graphene grafted with PMMA. The resulting nanocomposite shows excellent electrical conductivities resulting from the optimal dispersion and exfoliation of graphene in the polymer matrix. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevention of bacterial biofilms onto stainless steel substrates by immobilization of antimicrobial and anti-biofilm biomolecules
Vreuls, Christelle ULg; Zocchi, Germaine ULg; Faure, Emilie ULg et al

Conference (2011)

Stainless steel is widely used in the daily life in building and food industries as well as in the medical field. However, at long term, bacteria succeed in adhering, proliferating and forming a resistant ... [more ▼]

Stainless steel is widely used in the daily life in building and food industries as well as in the medical field. However, at long term, bacteria succeed in adhering, proliferating and forming a resistant biofilm on stainless steel. Therefore, surface modification is needed providing metal surface with antibacterial, anti-adhesion and easy cleaning properties. Several biomolecules (antimicrobial peptides, antiadhesion biomolecules and anti-biofilm enzymes) were immobilized on stainless steel thanks to different immobilization techniques. In a first approach, cationic peptides have been embedded in a LBL architecture comprising anti-adhesion biomolecules. In a second approach, small inorganic-binding peptides isolated by phage display technology and recognizing specifically the steel surface were used as linker for antimicrobial peptide immobilization. Finally, antibacterial peptides were covalently grafted onto an organic-polymeric interlayer deposited by plasma. Resulting antibacterial, antiadhesion and anti-biofilm properties were characterized and the advantages of each immobilization technique were documented. The biocidal effect of these surfaces was demonstrated against Gram+/- bacteria. Coated stainless steel surfaces led to 95% reduction of S. epidermidis adhesion vs bare substrate. By combining both antibacterial and anti-adhesion biomolecules, we produced stainless steel surfaces with better cleanability. A biofilm-releasing glycoside hydrolase was also immobilized on the surface and showed to confer anti-biofilm properties to stainless steel. Moreover, we provide valuable insight about the resistance of the coating to close to real life cleaning conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailNanostructured silica templated by double hydrophilic block copolymers with a comb-like architecture
Warnant, Jérôme ULg; Reboul, J.; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg et al

in Powder Technology (2011), 208

An original way to synthesize nanostructured materials is the use of new structuring agents constituted of induced and reversible micelles of Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers (DHBC). The present paper ... [more ▼]

An original way to synthesize nanostructured materials is the use of new structuring agents constituted of induced and reversible micelles of Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers (DHBC). The present paper aims at showing that induced micelles can be obtained by complexation between a PAA-b-PAMPEO (DHBC) polymer containing a comb-type neutral block and a polyamine, that the micellization process is reversible as a function of the pH and finally, that the obtained polyion complex micelles can be successfully used in the preparation of well organized mesostructured silica materials. [less ▲]

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See detailCorrelation between superhydrophobicity and the power spectral density of randomly rough surfaces
Awada, Houssein; Grignard, Bruno ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Langmuir (2010), 26(23), 17798-17803

We show experimentally and analytically that for single-valued, isotropic, homogeneous, randomly rough surfaces consisting of bumps randomly protruding over a continuous background, superhydrophobicity is ... [more ▼]

We show experimentally and analytically that for single-valued, isotropic, homogeneous, randomly rough surfaces consisting of bumps randomly protruding over a continuous background, superhydrophobicity is related to the power spectral density of the surface height, which can be derived from microscopy measurements. More precisely, superhydrophobicity correlates with the third moment of the power spectral density, which is directly related to the notion of Wenzel roughness (i.e., the ratio between the real area of the surface and its projected area). In addition, we explain why randomly rough surfaces with identical root-mean-square roughness values may behave differently with respect to water repellence and why roughness components with wavelength larger than 10 μm are not likely to be of importance or, stated otherwise, why superhydrophobicity often requires a contribution from submicrometer-scale components such as nanoparticles. The analysis developed here also shows that the simple thermodynamic arguments relating superhydrophobicity to an increase in the sample area are valid for this type of surface, and we hope that it will help researchers to fabricate efficient superhydrophobic surfaces based on the rational design of their power spectral density. [less ▲]

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See detailRoutes for the preparation of advanced polymer/carbon nanoparticles based materials
Vuluga, Daniela ULg; Thomassin, Jean-Michel ULg; Huynen, Isabelle et al

Poster (2010, November 29)

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See detailPMMA/carbon nanotube nanocomposites foams for EMI shielding application
Thomassin, Jean-Michel ULg; Molenberg, Isabel; Huynen, Isabelle et al

Poster (2010, November 29)

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See detailChitosan based nanofiber-membranes for tissue engineering
Jérôme, Christine ULg

Conference (2010, November 29)

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See detailChitosan nanofiber membranes for tissue engineering - synthesis, characterization and properties
Toncheva, Natalia ULg; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Croisier, Florence ULg et al

Poster (2010, November 29)

This poster was presented by Natalia Toncheva

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