Preparation and characterization composites of agar-gelatin
The aim of the work was to produce and test the functional properties of binary gelatin biocomposites with the addition of agar as an additive modifying the gelatin matrix. The advantage of using hybrid blends is their natural origin: animal for gelatin and vegetable for polysaccharides. Gelatine is characterized by low toxicity and carcinogenicity, as well as biocompatibility and biodegradability, and at the same time low mechanical and thermal stability and short degradation time. The target task was to obtain binary hybrids enhancing the above-mentioned properties by cross-linking the gel matrix.
Хімія полімерів і композитів