Advances in Polymer Science

Degradable Aliphatic Polyesters

Editors: Albertsson, A.-C. (Ed.)

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A renewed interest in aliphatic polyesters has resulted in developing materials important in the biomedical and ecological fields. Mainly materials such as PLA and PCL homopolymers have so far been used in most applications. There are many other monomers which can be used. Different molecular structures give a wider range of physical properties as well as the possibility of regulating the degradation rate. By using different types of initiators and catalysts, ring-opening polymerization of lactones and lactides provides macromolecules with advanced molecular architectures. In the future, new degradable polymers should be able to participate in the metabolism of nature. Some examples of novel polymers with inherent environmentally favorable properties such as renewability and degradability and a series of interesting monomers found in the metabolisms and cycles of nature are given.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Aliphatic Polyesters: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

    Pages 1-40

    Albertsson, Ann-Christine (et al.)

  • Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization: Polymers with designed Macromolecular Architecture

    Pages 41-65

    Stridsberg, Kajsa M. (et al.)

  • Degradable Polymer Microspheres for Controlled Drug Delivery

    Pages 67-112

    Edlund, U. (et al.)

  • Aliphatic Polyesters: Abiotic and Biotic Degradation and Degradation Products

    Pages 113-138

    Hakkarainen, Minna

  • Polymers from Renewable Resources

    Pages 139-161

    Lindblad, Margaretha Söderqvist (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Degradable Aliphatic Polyesters
Editors
  • A.-C. Albertsson
Series Title
Advances in Polymer Science
Series Volume
157
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45734-3
DOI
10.1007/3-540-45734-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42249-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07597-1
Series ISSN
0065-3195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
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