Synthesis of biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers for medical applications
Thanthala Ramarao Baburao.
Date of Issue2008
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Aliphatic polyesters as a result of their attractive materials properties and facile degradation have many applications ranging from textiles and packaging to microelectronics and biodegradable materials. However, for advanced applications, polymerization techniques that give predictable molecular weights, low polydispersity indices, and high end group fidelity are a necessity, and strategies employing the ring-opening polymerization (RaP) of cyclic esters meet these requirements.