Albert K Shung

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The crosslinking characteristics of an injectable poly(propylene fumarate-co-ethylene glycol) [P(PF-co-EG)]-based hydrogel were investigated. A water-soluble crosslinking system was used, consisting of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEG-DA), ammonium persulfate (APS), and ascorbic acid (AA). The effects of PEG block length of the P(PF-co-EG), APS(More)
Diethyl fumarate and propylene glycol were reacted in the presence of a zinc chloride catalyst to synthesize poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) over a period of 12 hours. The kinetics of the transesterification polymerization at 130 degrees C, 150 degrees C, and 200 degrees C were determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) analysis. The initial rate of(More)
Amphiphilic block copolymers were synthesized by transesterification of hydrophilic methoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG) and hydrophobic poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) and characterized. Four block copolymers were synthesized with a 2:1 mPEG:PPF molar ratio and mPEGs of molecular weights 570, 800, 1960, and 5190 and PPF of molecular weight 1570 as(More)
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