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Autocatalytic equation describing the change in molecular weight during hydrolytic degradation of aliphatic polyesters.
The autocatalytic equation derived in this study describes and even predicts the evolution of the number average molecular weight of aliphatic polyesters upon hydrolytic degradation. The mainExpand
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Co- and terpolyesters based on isosorbide and succinic acid for coating applications: synthesis and characterization.
Co- and terpolyesters based on succinic acid and isosorbide in combination with other renewable monomers such as 2,3-butanediol, 1,3-propanediol, and citric acid were synthesized and characterized.Expand
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Enzymatic polyester synthesis in ionic liquids
The enzymatic synthesis of polyesters by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and polycondensation in three ionic liquids, i.e., [bmim][Tf2N], [bmim][PF6] and [bmim][BF4] was investigated. For theExpand
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Synthesis of polypeptide based rod-coil block copolymers.
A bifunctional initiator was synthesized and used for a sequence of a nickel initiated polymerization of gamma-benzyl-L-glutamate-N-carboxy anhydride and atom transfer radical polymerization ofExpand
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Hydrolytically stable bioactive synthetic glycopeptide homo- and copolymers by combination of NCA polymerization and click reaction
The synthesis of poly(dl-propargylglycine) and poly(γ-benzyl-l-glutamate-co-dl-propargylglycine) was performed by NCA polymerization at 0 °C to yield well-defined polypeptides with polydispersityExpand
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How controlled and versatile is N-carboxy anhydride (NCA) polymerization at 0 °C? Effect of temperature on homo-, block- and graft (co)polymerization
We have investigated the polymerization of various amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) at 0 °C. Detailed MALDI-ToF analysis of homopolymerizations of three amino acid NCAs clearly confirms thatExpand
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Selective enzymatic degradation of self-assembled particles from amphiphilic block copolymers obtained by the combination of N-carboxyanhydride and nitroxide-mediated polymerization.
Combining controlled radical polymerizations and a controlled polypeptide synthetic technique, such as N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) ring-opening polymerization, enables the generation of well-definedExpand
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Grafting of polypeptides on solid substrates by initiation of N-carboxyanhydride polymerization by amino-terminated self-assembled monolayers
A series of mixed self-assembled monolayers of functionalized (Br(CH2)11SiCl3) and unfunctionalized (CH3(CH2)10SiCl3) alkyltrichlorosilanes of different compositions have been prepared on bulkExpand
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Cascade synthesis of chiral block copolymers combining lipase catalyzed ring opening polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization.
The enantioselective polymerization of methyl-substituted epsilon-caprolactones using Novozym 435 as the catalyst was investigated. All substituted monomers could be polymerized exceptExpand
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Polymers from functional macrolactones as potential biomaterials: enzymatic ring opening polymerization, biodegradation, and biocompatibility.
We systematically investigated a series of polymers derived from macrolactones, namely, pentadecalactone, hexadecalactone, and their unsaturated analogues ambrettolide and globalide as potentialExpand
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