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3D Printing of Biocompatible Supramolecular Polymers and their Composites

Hart, Lewis R.; Li, Siwei; Sturgess, Craig; Wildman, Ricky D.; Jones, Julian R.; Hayes, Wayne

Authors

Lewis R. Hart

Siwei Li

Craig Sturgess

RICKY WILDMAN Ricky.Wildman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Multiphase Flow and Mechanics

Julian R. Jones

Wayne Hayes



Abstract

A series of polymers capable of self-assembling into infinite networks via supramolecular interactions have been designed, synthesized, and characterized for use in 3D printing applications. The biocompatible polymers and their composites with silica nanoparticles were successfully utilized to deposit both simple cubic structures, as well as a more complex twisted pyramidal feature. The polymers were found to be not toxic to a chondrogenic cell line, according to ISO 10993-5 and 10993-12 standard tests and the cells attached to the supramolecular polymers as demonstrated by confocal microscopy. Silica nanoparticles were then dispersed within the polymer matrix, yielding a composite material which was optimized for inkjet printing. The hybrid material showed promise in preliminary tests to facilitate the 3D deposition of a more complex structure.

Citation

Hart, L. R., Li, S., Sturgess, C., Wildman, R. D., Jones, J. R., & Hayes, W. (in press). 3D Printing of Biocompatible Supramolecular Polymers and their Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(5), https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b10471

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 14, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 27, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jul 27, 2017
Journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Print ISSN 1944-8244
Electronic ISSN 1944-8252
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b10471
Keywords Supramolecular, Self-assembly, Inkjet, Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, Biocompatible
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44470
Publisher URL http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b10471
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This document is the author's accepted manuscript version of an article published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, copyright American Chemical Society, 2016. To access the final published work, see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b10471

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