Polymers from functional macrolactones as potential biomaterials: enzymatic ring opening polymerization, biodegradation, and biocompatibility.

@article{Meulen2008PolymersFF,
  title={Polymers from functional macrolactones as potential biomaterials: enzymatic ring opening polymerization, biodegradation, and biocompatibility.},
  author={Inge van der Meulen and Matthijs de Geus and Harro Antheunis and Ronald Deumens and Elbert A. J. Joosten and Cor E. Koning and Andreas Heise},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={
          3404-10
        }
}
We systematically investigated a series of polymers derived from macrolactones, namely, pentadecalactone, hexadecalactone, and their unsaturated analogues ambrettolide and globalide as potential biomaterials. By enzymatic ring-opening polymerization these monomers can conveniently be polymerized to high molecular weight. The polymers are highly crystalline with melting points around 95 degrees C for the saturated polymers and lower melting points for the unsaturated polymers (46-55 degrees C… CONTINUE READING

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