Sweet-MXene hydrogel with mixed-dimensional components for biomedical applications. Academic Article uri icon


  • Biodegradable hydrogels are promising extracellular matrix-like materials for biomedical applications due to their high compatibility, ease of administration and minimal invasion. The injectable hydrogels to be considered for regenerative therapies should mimic the intrinsic properties of tissues, i.e. self-healing and swelling. Here, we present facile electrically conductive sweet-MXene (S-MXene) hydrogel with novel mixed-dimensional compositions including natural zero dimensional (0D) fluorescent carbon dots in honey, delaminated 2D fluorescent titanium carbide (Ti3C2) nanosheets and bioinspired 3D crosslinked polymeric chitosan networks. The developed versatile (Ti3C2-MXene-honey-chitosan) heterostructure exhibited excellent porous architecture with desired swelling and controlled degradation. This electrically conductive composite is highly biocompatible, it supported cell attachment and survival.

published proceedings

  • J Mech Behav Biomed Mater

author list (cited authors)

  • Rafieerad, A., Sequiera, G. L., Yan, W., Kaur, P., Amiri, A., & Dhingra, S.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Rafieerad, Alireza||Sequiera, Glen Lester||Yan, Weiang||Kaur, Parminder||Amiri, Ahmad||Dhingra, Sanjiv

publication date

  • January 2020