volume 8, issue 6, P451-470 1974
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820080613
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Abstract: This paper describes a iiovel approach for obtaining covalent bonding to tissues by chemical grafting of polymeric side chains to the collagenous backbone. Soft tissues snch as calfskin or ratskin can be modified by acrylic, methacrylic, or vinyl monomers containing a variety of functional groups using cerie ions, persulfate-bisulfite or comonomers forming donor-acceptor complexes as initiators.Reactions take place within 20 min to 3 hr under experimental conditions which, with suitable changes, might be tole…

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