Gaihre B1, Jayasuriya AC2.
Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2016 Dec 1;69:733-43. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.07.060. Epub 2016 Jul 22.In this study we developed carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) microparticles through ionic crosslinking with the aqueous ion complex of zirconium (Zr) and further complexing with chitosan (CS) and determined the physio-chemical and biological properties of these novel microparticles. In order to assess the role of Zr, microparticles were prepared in 5% and 10% (w/v) zirconium tetrachloride solution. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) results showed that Zr was uniformly distributed on the surface of the microparticles as a result of which uniform groovy surface was obtained. Read More