Biodegradable copolymers based on bacterial Poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate): thermal and mechanical properties and biodegradation behaviour

@inproceedings{Saad2004BiodegradableCB,
  title={Biodegradable copolymers based on bacterial Poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate): thermal and mechanical properties and biodegradation behaviour},
  author={Gamal R. Saad and Hartmut Prof. Dr. Seliger},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Two series of poly(ester-urethane) block copolymers were synthesized from bacterial telechelics, hydroxylated poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB-diol), as hard segments, and either poly(butylene glycol adipate)-diol (PBA-diol) or poly(diethylene glycol adipate)-diol (PDEGA-diol), as soft segments, using 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate as a non-toxic connecting agent. The content of PHB hard segments systematically varied from 10 to 60 wt.%. The synthesized materials were characterized by… CONTINUE READING