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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Betz, M.; Hörmansperger, J.; Fuchs, T.; Kulozik, U. 
Title:
Swelling behaviour, charge and mesh size of thermal protein hydrogels as influenced by pH during gelation 
Abstract:
We provide new information on the structural properties of thermal protein hydrogels. It is shown that the pH value during gelation strongly affects the pH-dependent charge and the isoelectric point of the generated hydrogels and thus their pH-dependent swelling behaviour and mesh size. Whey protein hydrogels were thermally generated at various pH values and their swelling kinetics, equilibrium swelling ratio and charge were determined as a function of pH. The apparent mesh size was calculated b...    »
 
Journal title:
Soft Matter 
Year:
2012 
Journal volume:
Pages contribution:
2477--2485 
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