Effect of sterilization on the physical and structural characteristics of polyhydroxyoctanoate (PHO).

@article{Marois1999EffectOS,
  title={Effect of sterilization on the physical and structural characteristics of polyhydroxyoctanoate (PHO).},
  author={Yves Marois and Ze Zhang and Michel Vert and Xiaopei Deng and Robert W. Lenz and Robert Guidoin},
  journal={Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition},
  year={1999},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={469-82}
}
The present study examined the potential applicability of poly(beta-hydroxy octanoate) (PHO), a bacterial polyester, as a candidate for biomaterial applications, by investigating the effect of sterilization on the physical and structural characteristics of PHO. PHO-cast films were sterilized by either ethylene oxide (EO) gas at 38 degrees C or gamma radiation (2.5 Mrad) in air at room temperature. The physical characteristics of the EO and gamma-sterilized PHO were determined by scanning… CONTINUE READING