Anisotropic swelling in hydrogels formed by cooperatively aligned megamolecules

M. K. Okajima, R. Mishima, K. Amornwachirabodee, T. Mitsumata, K. Okeyoshi, T. Kaneko
2015 RSC Advances  
A cyanobacterial polysaccharide, sacran, which has a high molecular length over 30 μm, forms in-plane oriented film by casting. The film creates uniaxially-swelling hydrogels with a micrometer thickness.
doi:10.1039/c5ra18585h fatcat:dfjlqapnezdtfkhtk7ibaaajgm