Journal of environmental polymer degradation

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 175–181

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

  • S. Roweton
  • S. J. Huang
  • G. Swift
Contents

DOI: 10.1007/BF02763661

Cite this article as:
Roweton, S., Huang, S.J. & Swift, G. J Environ Polym Degr (1997) 5: 175. doi:10.1007/BF02763661

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.

Key words

Poly(aspartic acid)biodegradationwater-soluble polymersN-carboxyanhydridespolysuccinimides

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Roweton
    • 1
  • S. J. Huang
    • 1
  • G. Swift
    • 2
  1. 1.Polymer Science ProgramInstitute of Materials Science, University of ConnecticutStorrs, Connecticut
  2. 2.Rohm and Haas CompanySpring House, Pennsylvania