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Furfuryl Alginate: Useful for Wound Healing

22 November 2013
Green Healing Green Healing
Derived from Furfural and Brown Algae

A visible light-curable polysaccharide conjugate was prepared and was included with epidermal growth factor (EGF) for wound healing application[1]. Alginate was modified with furfurylamine, and the furfuryl alginate (F-alginate) was mixed with Rose Bengal for visible light reactivity.

Furfurylamine is synthesized from furfural

Alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae.

In conclusion, it was demonstrated that the system was useful for wound healing.

Reference

[1] Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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