Preparation and Characterization of porous tubular scaffold made of PCL/PLCL blends for vascular tissue engineering / Azizah Pangesty and Mitsugu Todo

Pangesty, Azizah and Todo, Mitsugu (2017) Preparation and Characterization of porous tubular scaffold made of PCL/PLCL blends for vascular tissue engineering / Azizah Pangesty and Mitsugu Todo. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 4 (4). pp. 184-196. ISSN 18235514

Abstract

Porous tubular scaffolds had been developed by physically blending poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) and poly-(lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL) using solid-liquid phase separation method subsequent with freeze-drying method. The effect of blending ratio on the morphology and mechanical properties of PCL/PLCL blends tubular scaffold had been investigated. The blending were confirmed using infrared spectroscopy. The microstructure behaviour were observed using scanning electron microscopy and the mechanical properties were evaluated using ring tensile test. It was concluded that the resulted tubular scaffold possessed an improved elastic modulus and enlarged pore size as the content of PLCL increased. The tubular scaffold containing 75% PLCL was found as the optimum blends ratio in terms of elastic modulus and rebound properties. The tubular scaffold made of PCL/PLCL blends has a potential for vascular tissue engineering application.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Pangesty, AzizahUNSPECIFIED
Todo, MitsuguUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine construction (General)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 4
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 184-196
Item ID: 39171
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer blends, PCL, PLCL, vascular tissue engineering, phase separation.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39171

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