17. Gel: A Potential Material as Artificial Soft Tissue

  1. Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Yves Gnanou3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Ludwik Leibler4,5
  1. Yong Mei Chen,
  2. Jian Ping Gong and
  3. Yoshihito Osada

Published Online: 23 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631421.ch64

Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications

Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications

How to Cite

Chen, Y. M., Gong, J. P. and Osada, Y. (2007) Gel: A Potential Material as Artificial Soft Tissue, in Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications (eds K. Matyjaszewski, Y. Gnanou and L. Leibler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527631421.ch64

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  2. 3

    Université Bordeaux 1, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, ENSCPB, 16 avenue Pey-Berland, 33607 Pessac, France

  3. 4

    Matière Molle et Chimie, UMR 167 CNRS, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France

  4. 5

    UMR 167 CNRS-ESPCI École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

Author Information

  1. Hokkaido University, Section of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Laboratory of soft & wet matter, North 10, West 8, 060-0810 Sapporo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314461

Online ISBN: 9783527631421

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Keywords:

  • gel;
  • artificial soft tissue;
  • molecular design;
  • robust gels;
  • surface friction;
  • lubrication;
  • polymer gels;
  • scaffolds;
  • cell cultivation;
  • biological tissues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular Design of Robust Gels

  • Surface Friction and Lubrication of Gels

  • Polymer Gels as Scaffolds for Cell Cultivation

  • Application of Gels as Substitutes for Biological Tissues

  • References