Camesano, Terri Anne
Hobey, William D.
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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry