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Title: Skin adhesive hydrogels for the topical delivery of active agents
Author: Bahia, Raminder Kaur
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 3430
Awarding Body: Aston University
Current Institution: Aston University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis illustrates the development of tailor-made partially hydrated skin adhesive hydrogels as a vehicle for the topical delivery of moisturising agents. Maintaining an optimum hydration level of the stratum comeum ensures that the barrier properties of the skin are preserved. An unsaturated ionic monomer 2-aciylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid sodium salt. glycerol, water, a photoinitiator Irgacure 184 and crosslinker Ebacryl II facilitated the production of monophasic sheet skin adhesives using photopolymerisation. The exploration and modification of the hydrogel components coupled with their influence on the adhesive and dynamic mechanical behaviour led to the development of novel monophasic and biphasic hydrogels.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Chemistry