Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers

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A comprehensive overview of biodegradable polymers, covering everything from synthesis, characterization, and degradation mechanisms while also introducing useful applications, such as drug delivery systems and biomaterial-based regenerative therapies. An introductory section deals with such fundamentals as basic chemical reactions during degradation, the complexity of biological environments and experimental methods for monitoring degradation processes. The result is a reliable reference source for those wanting to learn more about this important class of polymer materials, as well as scientists in the field seeking a deeper insight.2 H2N CH(R)COOH HO DOH 2 TosOH H2O . + + TosOH H2NCH(R) COODOCOCH(R)NH2 . HOTos . -4 H 2 O (TAAD) or: , O O O O Tos OH= CH3SO3H R is the lateral substituent of hydrophobic amino acids like: L-alanine (R=CH3), L-valineanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers
Author:Andreas Lendlein, Adam Sisson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-19


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