Synthesis and morphological characterization of block copolymers for improved biomaterials.

@article{Schricker2010SynthesisAM,
  title={Synthesis and morphological characterization of block copolymers for improved biomaterials.},
  author={Scott R Schricker and Manuel Luis B. Palacio and B. T. S. Thirumamagal and Bharat Bhushan},
  journal={Ultramicroscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={
          639-49
        }
}
Biocompatible polymers are known to act as scaffolds for the regeneration and growth of bone. Block copolymers are of interest as scaffold materials because a number of the blocks are biocompatible, and their nanostructure is easily tunable with synthetic techniques. In this paper, we report the synthesis of a novel class of biomaterials from block copolymers containing a hydrophobic block of methyl methacrylate and a hydrophilic block of either acrylic acid, dimethyl acrylamide, or 2… CONTINUE READING
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