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Polyanhydrides

Known as: Polyanhydrides [Chemical/Ingredient] 
Anhydride polymers with a repeating structure of RC(=O)OC(=O)R. They readily hydrolyze in water making them useful for DELAYED-ACTION PREPARATIONS.
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
We have designed a new synthesis route to create polyanhydrides based on monomers that contain hydrophilic entities within highly… Expand
Review
2003
Review
2003
This paper reviews biodegradable synthetic polymers focusing on their potential in tissue engineering applications. The major… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Polyanhydrides have been considered to be useful biomaterials as carriers of drugs to various organs of the human body such as… Expand
Review
2002
Review
2002
Although originally developed for the textile industry, polyanhydrides have found extensive use in biomedical applications due to… Expand
Review
2002
Review
2002
It was the intention of this paper to give a survey on the degradation and erosion of polyanhydrides. Due to the multitude of… Expand
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
A theoretical model was developed that allows to predict the erosion mechanism of water insoluble biodegradable polymer matrices… Expand
Review
2000
Review
2000
  • R. Langer
  • Accounts of chemical research
  • 2000
  • Corpus ID: 8143151
This Account reviews our laboratory's research in biomaterials. In one area, drug delivery, we discuss the development of… Expand
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We have developed a new family of photopolymerizable, methacrylated anhydride monomers and oligomers that combine high strength… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
The biocompatibility of bioerodible polyanhydrides and toxicology of the polymer breakdown products were assessed. Poly-[bis (p… Expand
Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
Polyanhydrides based on a variety of aromatic and aliphatic dicarboxylic acids were developed as bioerodible carrier matrices for… Expand