Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

Hobey, William D.

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

The objective of this project was to optimize the synthesis of the alginamide polymer and investigate its use as a stabilizer in oil/water emulsions and calcium hydrogels. Two modifications were made to the synthesis in attempts to overcome the undesirable secondary cross-linking reaction. The smallest and most stable emulsion particles resulted from the alginamide with a 24 hr reaction time and added hydrolysis step. This conclusion encourages further investigation of alginamide for use in applications requiring biocompatible polymers

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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