The biodegradation of poly (ester-ether-ester) block copolymers in a cellular environmentin vitro

@article{Guerra1994TheBO,
  title={The biodegradation of poly (ester-ether-ester) block copolymers in a cellular environmentin vitro},
  author={R. Sbarbati Del Guerra and Caterina Cristallini and Nicoletta Rizzi and Rico Barsacchi and Giulio D. Guerra and M. Tricoli and Paola Cerrai},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={891-895}
}
In this paper we report about the biodegradation of tri-block poly (ester-ether-ester) copolymers obtained by reaction of preformed poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) with two different lactone monomers, i.e. ε-caprolactone (CL) and L-lactide (LA). The two series of copolymers will be indicated as PCL-POE-PCL and PLA-POE-PLA. We identified and measured by HPLC analysis the amount of degradation products of the poly (ester-ether-ester) copolymers; three copolymers were tested for each series during 3… CONTINUE READING