Biodegradable copoly(ester-amide)s based on short, uniform and symmetrical amide blocks

H. R. Stapert*, M. van der Zee, P. J. Dijkstra, J. Feijen

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    Defined block copolymers have been made from structurally well defined short diamide blocks, aliphatic di-ester and diols. Rapid crystallization of the copoly(ester-amide)s was observed. Also, a very interesting phase transition was revealed, which was almost independent on cooling rate as well as polymer composition. Optical microscopy and temperature dependent WAXS revealed the co-existence of an isotropic and highly ordered phase in the melt. Biodegradation was shown by soil burial, modified Sturm and BOD tests.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)414-415
    Number of pages2
    JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
    Event213th ACS National Spring Meeting 1997 - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 13 Apr 199717 Apr 1997


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