Study on physical properties and cytotoxicity of cross-linked chitosan film

Mingyu Cheng, Y. D. Gong, M. M. Zhao, X. F. Zhang

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The toxicity and physical properties of the chitosan film crosslinked with ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EDGE) were discussed. The cross-linked films were found to be more amorphous than plain chitosan films. The swelling ratio of cross-linked chitosan film decreased with the increasing concentration of EDGE and was considerably lower than that of plain chitosan films. Analysis shows that chitosan film cross-linked with EDGE could increase its maximum tensile strength and decrease its degradation rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


  • Chitosan
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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