super-tough polyacrylamide/iota-carrageenan double-network hydrogels strengthened by bacterial cellulose microclusters

Jiachuan Hua, Bin Fei

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Super-tough polyacrylamide/iota-carrageenan double-network hydrogel was strengthened by micro-scaled bacterial cellulose nanofibrous particle. The intermolecular hydrogen bonds and topological interlock effectively improved the strength. Such hydrogels were able to stretch over 27 times of initial length, or undertook over 200 kPa of tensile stress, and the toughness reached a high value of ~2000 kJ/m3. By drying and reswelling method, we further enhanced the strength through hydrogen bonds. By extension-drying and post-annealing method, we prepared a strong PAM/IC/BC-1 hydrogel strand with shape memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1501
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2nd Shape Memory Applications, Research and Technology, SMART 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Dec 20189 Dec 2018


  • Bacterial cellulose
  • Hydrogel fiber
  • Shape memory
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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