Here, we present novel biocompatible poly(butylene trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate) (PBCE)-based random copolymer nanostructured scaffolds with tailored stiffness and hydrophilicity. The introduction of a butylene diglycolate (BDG) co-unit, containing ether oxygen atoms, along the PBCE chain remarkably improved the hydrophilicity and chain flexibility. The copolymer containing 50 mol% BDG co-units (BDG50) and the parent homopolymer (PBCE) were synthesized and processed as electrospun scaffolds and compression-molded films, added for the sake of comparison. We performed thermal, wettability, and stress–strain measures on the PBCE-derived scaffolds and films. We also conducted biocompatibility studies by evaluating the adhesion and proliferation of multipotent mesenchymal/stromal cells (hBM-MSCs) on each polymeric film and scaffold. We demonstrated that solid-state properties can be tailored by altering sample morphology besides chemical structure. Thus, scaffolds were characterized by a higher hydrophobicity and a lower elastic modulus than the corresponding films. The three-dimensional nanostructure conferred a higher adsorption protein capability to the scaffolds compared to their film counterparts. Finally, the PBCE and BDG50 scaffolds were suitable for the long-term culture of hBM-MSCs. Collectively, the PBCE homopolymer and copolymer are good candidates for tissue engineering applications.

Novel Nanostructured Scaffolds of Poly(butylene trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate)-Based Copolymers with Tailored Hydrophilicity and Stiffness: Implication for Tissue Engineering Modeling / Guidotti G.; Soccio M.; Argentati C.; Luzi F.; Aluigi A.; Torre L.; Armentano I.; Emiliani C.; Morena F.; Martino S.; Lotti N.. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:16(2023), pp. 2330.1-2330.21. [10.3390/nano13162330]

Novel Nanostructured Scaffolds of Poly(butylene trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate)-Based Copolymers with Tailored Hydrophilicity and Stiffness: Implication for Tissue Engineering Modeling

Guidotti G.;Soccio M.;Lotti N.
2023

Abstract

Here, we present novel biocompatible poly(butylene trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate) (PBCE)-based random copolymer nanostructured scaffolds with tailored stiffness and hydrophilicity. The introduction of a butylene diglycolate (BDG) co-unit, containing ether oxygen atoms, along the PBCE chain remarkably improved the hydrophilicity and chain flexibility. The copolymer containing 50 mol% BDG co-units (BDG50) and the parent homopolymer (PBCE) were synthesized and processed as electrospun scaffolds and compression-molded films, added for the sake of comparison. We performed thermal, wettability, and stress–strain measures on the PBCE-derived scaffolds and films. We also conducted biocompatibility studies by evaluating the adhesion and proliferation of multipotent mesenchymal/stromal cells (hBM-MSCs) on each polymeric film and scaffold. We demonstrated that solid-state properties can be tailored by altering sample morphology besides chemical structure. Thus, scaffolds were characterized by a higher hydrophobicity and a lower elastic modulus than the corresponding films. The three-dimensional nanostructure conferred a higher adsorption protein capability to the scaffolds compared to their film counterparts. Finally, the PBCE and BDG50 scaffolds were suitable for the long-term culture of hBM-MSCs. Collectively, the PBCE homopolymer and copolymer are good candidates for tissue engineering applications.
2023
Novel Nanostructured Scaffolds of Poly(butylene trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate)-Based Copolymers with Tailored Hydrophilicity and Stiffness: Implication for Tissue Engineering Modeling / Guidotti G.; Soccio M.; Argentati C.; Luzi F.; Aluigi A.; Torre L.; Armentano I.; Emiliani C.; Morena F.; Martino S.; Lotti N.. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:16(2023), pp. 2330.1-2330.21. [10.3390/nano13162330]
Guidotti G.; Soccio M.; Argentati C.; Luzi F.; Aluigi A.; Torre L.; Armentano I.; Emiliani C.; Morena F.; Martino S.; Lotti N.
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