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Development of thermosensitive hybrid hydrogels based on xylan-type hemicellulose from agave bagasse: characterization and antibacterial activity

  • L. Arellano-Sandoval (a1), E. Delgado (a1), T.A. Camacho-Villegas (a2), J. Bravo-Madrigal (a3), R. Manríquez-González (a1), P.H. Lugo-Fabres (a2), G. Toriz (a1) (a4) and L. García-Uriostegui (a5)...


This work focuses on the functionalization of agave xylan-type hemicellulose functionalized with trimethoxysilylpropylmethacrylate and crosslinked with N-vinylcaprolactam to obtain a thermoresponsive material for potential applications in drug delivery. The hydrogels showed an interconnected and porous architecture with a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) close to poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)’s (PNVCL) LCST. These materials showed a good capacity to load ciprofloxacin (in the range 9.5 × 10−3–8.4 × 10−3 mg/mL), above the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC ≤ 0.004 × 10−3–0.5 × 10−3 mg/mL) for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The hybrid hydrogel inhibited the growth of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


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Development of thermosensitive hybrid hydrogels based on xylan-type hemicellulose from agave bagasse: characterization and antibacterial activity

  • L. Arellano-Sandoval (a1), E. Delgado (a1), T.A. Camacho-Villegas (a2), J. Bravo-Madrigal (a3), R. Manríquez-González (a1), P.H. Lugo-Fabres (a2), G. Toriz (a1) (a4) and L. García-Uriostegui (a5)...


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