Commercially available poly(hydroxybutyrate), produced by bacteria, is a linear, high molecular weight, fully isotactic and highly crystalline polymer. Since it is biodegradable and biocompatible, it has high potential to be integrated and processed within tissues and to be used for scaffolds preparation. The drawbacks are the poor mechanic and thermal properties, and the low solubility in some common solvents [1-3]. Copolymerization with other monomers offers the way to tailor the polymer microstructure for specific applications, where a proper balance between mechanical, thermal properties and degradation rate is needed

Modulating the poly(hydroxybutyrate) microstructure by copolymerization of rac--butyrolactone with L-lactide

Pappalardo D;
2015

Abstract

Commercially available poly(hydroxybutyrate), produced by bacteria, is a linear, high molecular weight, fully isotactic and highly crystalline polymer. Since it is biodegradable and biocompatible, it has high potential to be integrated and processed within tissues and to be used for scaffolds preparation. The drawbacks are the poor mechanic and thermal properties, and the low solubility in some common solvents [1-3]. Copolymerization with other monomers offers the way to tailor the polymer microstructure for specific applications, where a proper balance between mechanical, thermal properties and degradation rate is needed
copolymer; polyester
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