One-step synthesis of polyesters specialties for biomedical applications

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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.


Biodegradable polymers Bone and tissue engineering Biocompatibility 


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  2. Unity of Catalysis and Solid State Chemistry,
  3. The Biomaterials Federation of the North of France,

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Lille Nord de France—ENSCL, Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, UMR CNRS 8181, Equipe Synthèses Organométalliques et Catalyse, Cité ScientifiqueVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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