One-step synthesis of polyesters specialties for biomedical applications
Polyesters are widely used for biomedical applications such as drug delivery systems and resorbable implants. The degradation kinetic of these biopolymers can be tailored by the introduction of functional groups in their backbone, leading to a modification of their morphology and hydrophilicity. This is usually realized via long multistep reaction pathways. This contribution describes the emergence of one-step procedures for this purpose including enzymatic and Lewis acid catalyzed polycondensation as well as coordinative ring opening polymerization.
KeywordsBiodegradable polymers Bone and tissue engineering Biocompatibility
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