Synthesis, cocrystallization, and enzymatic degradation of novel poly(butylene-co-propylene succinate) copolymers.

@article{Papageorgiou2007SynthesisCA,
  title={Synthesis, cocrystallization, and enzymatic degradation of novel poly(butylene-co-propylene succinate) copolymers.},
  author={George Z. Papageorgiou and Dimitrios N Bikiaris},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={2437-49}
}
A series of poly(butylene-co-propylene succinate) (PBPSu) random copolyesters were synthesized and characterized using 1HNMR spectroscopy and viscometry. Tensile properties decreased with increasing propylene succinate (PSu) content. Cocrystallization and multiple melting behaviors were investigated. The copolymers showed a eutectic behavior. The minimum melting point corresponded to 75 mol % PSu. Wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) patterns showed that the copolymers with up to 60 mol % PSu… CONTINUE READING