Synthesis and characterisation of an extended series of biodegradable cycloaliphatic polyesters

E. Barriau, P.A.G. Cormack, J.H. Daly, J.J. Liggat, A. Quincy

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Abstract

We report the synthesis and characterisation of an extended series of biodegradable cycloaliphatic polyesters for medical purposes. These polymers are based on cis- and trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, cis- and trans-1,4-cyclohexanediol and straight chain aliphatic diols and diacids with different chain lengths. The results demonstrate the possibility of controlling polymer morphology through the cis/trans composition of the 1,4-cyclohexane moiety. The trans isomer increases the regularity of the polymer chain and hence modifies the crystalline morphology, the most obvious indication of which is an increase in melting point.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Cells and Materials
Volume4
Issue numberSuppl. 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

Keywords

  • polymer morphology
  • biodegradable cycloaliphatic polyesters
  • crystalline morphology

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