A functionalizable biomaterial based on dihydroxyacetone, an intermediate of glucose metabolism.

@article{Zelikin2006AFB,
  title={A functionalizable biomaterial based on dihydroxyacetone, an intermediate of glucose metabolism.},
  author={Alexander N Zelikin and Peter N. Zawaneh and David D. Putnam},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={
          3239-44
        }
}
A biomaterial and its potential degradation products should be biocompatible, nontoxic, and removed by the body upon expiration of its functional lifetime. One historically successful approach is to create new materials from biomolecules that naturally occur in the human body. Herein, we report the synthesis and characterization of a polycarbonate based on dihydroxyacetone, a 3-carbon ketose, and an intermediate in the glucose metabolic pathway. The polymer was synthesized in a range of… CONTINUE READING