Dependence of the biodegradability of carboxymethylcellulose on its supermolecular structure and molecular parameters
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- Turaev, A.S. Chem Nat Compd (1995) 31: 254. doi:10.1007/BF01170220
It has been established that the resorption of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) on its implantation into a living organism depends on its molecular mass, degree of substitution, and supermolecular structure. Its mechanism includes both hydrolytic breakdown of the main chain and macrophagal pinocytosis. It has been shown that CMC is absorbed completely and is excreted from the organism without accumulation.
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