Block copolymers of L-Lactide, D-lactide and E-caprolactone

P. J. Dijkstra*, A. Bulte, J. Feijen

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    Abstract

    The synthesis of poly-L-lactide, PLLA, prepared by ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide using aluminum isopropoxide as an initiator proceeds with a living character. This allowed us to synthesize copolymers composed of L- and D-lactide blocks. In a similar way block copolymers were synthesized using ε-caprolactone as a first and L-lactide as a second monomer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
    Event17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the 23rd International Biomaterials Symposium 1991 - Scottsdale, United States
    Duration: 1 May 19915 May 1991

    Conference

    Conference17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the 23rd International Biomaterials Symposium 1991
    CountryUnited States
    CityScottsdale
    Period1/05/915/05/91

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    Dijkstra, P. J., Bulte, A., & Feijen, J. (1991). Block copolymers of L-Lactide, D-lactide and E-caprolactone. Paper presented at 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the 23rd International Biomaterials Symposium 1991, Scottsdale, United States.