Biodegradable Polymers: An Overview

Authored by: Chih-Chang Chu

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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This entry provides a brief overview of the commercially significant and successful biomedical biodegradable polymers based on linear aliphatic polyesters, the effects of some new extrinsic factors on the degradation of the commercially most significant biodegradable polymers, a new theoretical approach to model the hydrolytic degradation of glycolide/lactide-based biodegradable polymers, and some of the latest research and development in important classes of synthetic biodegradable polymers outside the conventional aliphatic polyester family.

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