, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 175-181

Poly(aspartic acid): Synthesis, biodegradation, and current applications

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Abstract

Poly(aspartic acid) is a biodegradable, water-soluble polymer that is valuable in numerous industrial applications. A variety of synthetic methods can be utilized to prepare poly(aspartic acid) and related polymeric materials with a range of tailored physical and chemical characteristics. This review of current investigative and patent literature describes methods of synthesis, biodegradative studies, and important current and potential applications of both poly(aspartic acid) homopolymers and copolymers.