sol-gel synthesis

Physico-mechanical Properties of Silicon-chitosan-containing Glycerohydrogels Plates Based on Chitosan L- and D-ascorbates

Silicon-containing glycerohydrogel thin-film plates based on chitosan L- and D-ascorbates were obtained by means of biomimetic sol-gel synthesis using silicon tetraglycerolate as a biocompatible precursor. Their stress–strain characteristics were studied. For all the samples of our glycerohydrogel plates, stress–strain curves were recorded, characteristic of soft plastic polymeric materials not reaching their yield point under tensile conditions. At rupture, the material shows some characteristic signs of macroscopic plasticity.