Elastomeric hydrolyzable porous scaffolds: copolymers of aliphatic polyesters and a polyether-ester.

@article{Odelius2005ElastomericHP,
  title={Elastomeric hydrolyzable porous scaffolds: copolymers of aliphatic polyesters and a polyether-ester.},
  author={Karin Odelius and Peter Plikk and Ann-Christine Albertsson},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={2718-25}
}
Porous scaffolds of 1,5-dioxepan-2-one (DXO), L-lactide (LLA), and epsilon-caprolactone (CL) were prepared by a solvent casting, salt particulate leaching technique in which the composites were detached from their mold using a novel methanol swelling procedure. By incorporating DXO segments into polymers containing LLA or CL, an increase in hydrophilicity is achieved, and incorporating soft amorphous domains in the crystalline sections enables tailoring of the mechanical properties. The… CONTINUE READING