A poly(lactide) stereocomplex structure with modified magnesium oxide and its effects in enhancing the mechanical properties and suppressing inflammation.

@article{Kum2014APS,
  title={A poly(lactide) stereocomplex structure with modified magnesium oxide and its effects in enhancing the mechanical properties and suppressing inflammation.},
  author={Chang Hun Kum and Youngjin Cho and Seong Ho Seo and Yoon Ki Joung and Dong June Ahn and Dong Keun Han},
  journal={Small},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 18},
  pages={3783-94}
}
Biodegradable polymers such as poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) have been widely utilized as materials for biomedical applications. However, the relatively poor mechanical properties of PLLA and its acid-induced cell inflammation brought about by the acidic byproducts during biodegradation pose severe problems. In this study, these drawbacks of PLLA are addressed using a stereocomplex structure, where oligo-D-lactide-grafted magnesium hydroxide (MgO-ODLA) is synthesized by grafting d-lactide onto the… CONTINUE READING

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