Thermoreversible gelation behaviour of PTMC-PEG-PTMC triblock copolymers

E. Bat, W.E. Hennink (Editor), Dirk W. Grijpma, J. Feijen (Editor), A.P. Sam (Editor), Jan Feijen

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Abstract

Triblock copolymers of trimethylene carbonate (TMC) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) were synthesized. Their gelation behaviour in water and the properties of the gels were investigated by particle size measurements, the vial tilting method, and dynamic rheology. As the temperature was decreased, the average particle size increased and sol-to-gel transition was observed. The storage modulus of these thermoreversible gels ranged from 220 Pa to 4700 Pa depending on the composition and concentration of the copolymer.
Original languageUndefined
Pagese37-e39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2008
Event10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008 - Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Apr 20084 Apr 2008
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008
Abbreviated titleESCDD
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk aan Zee
Period2/04/084/04/08

Keywords

  • METIS-254011
  • IR-68967

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Bat, E., Hennink, W. E. (Ed.), Grijpma, D. W., Feijen, J. (Ed.), Sam, A. P. (Ed.), & Feijen, J. (2008). Thermoreversible gelation behaviour of PTMC-PEG-PTMC triblock copolymers. e37-e39. Paper presented at 10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2008.09.024