Polydopamine-coated chitosan/calcium pyrophosphate hybrid microflowers as an effective hemostatic agent.

Author(s) Liu, S.; Zheng, Z.; Wang, S.; Chen, S.; Ma, J.; Liu, G.; Wang, B.; Li, J.
Journal Carbohydr Polym
Date Published 2019 Nov 15

In this study, polydopamine (PDA) coated chitosan/calcium pyrophosphate hybrid microflowers (PDA@CS-CaP) were prepared using a facile approach and evaluated as a hemostatic agent. The surface morphology and elements, chemical groups, porous structure, thermostability, zeta potential, as well as surface wettability were systematically characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), N adsorption-desorption, thermogravimetry (TGA) and contact angle apparatus. Due to the synergistic effects of the high hydrophilicity (water contact angel nearly 0), chemical activation (the amino and phenol group of PDA), and the flower-like porous hierarchical structure, the prepared PDA@CS-CaP could induce hemocytes and platelets aggregation, promote the blood clotting and achieve bleeding control in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, the PDA@CS-CaP had no exothermic adverse effects and exhibited better biocompatibility (no cytotoxicity against fibroblasts cells). Thus, the PDA@CS-CaP were expected to be a promising candidate for a safe and promising hemostatic agent because of its porous and hierarchical structures as well as the active PDA coating.

DOI 10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.115175
ISSN 1879-1344
Citation Carbohydr Polym. 2019;224:115175.

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