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Chemistry, chances and limitations of the radical ring-opening polymerization of cyclic ketene acetals for the synthesis of degradable polyesters

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Agarwal, Seema:
Chemistry, chances and limitations of the radical ring-opening polymerization of cyclic ketene acetals for the synthesis of degradable polyesters.
In: Polymer Chemistry. Vol. 1 (2010) Issue 7 . - pp. 953-964.
ISSN 1759-9954
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C0PY00040J

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Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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This article highlights the progress in the field of radical ring-opening polymerization (RROP) of cyclic ketene acetals for the synthesis of functionalised polyesters, (bio)degradable vinyl polymers, and speciality designed degradable polymers. The method of radical ring-opening polymerization offers the advantage in either making special functional polyesters which are not possible by conventional methods or for making polyesters for special applications where low volume shrinkage is of utmost importance. Furthermore, the beauty of radical ring-opening polymerization is in making a new class of degradable materials called poly(vinyl-co-ester)s. Having ester linkages distributed onto the vinyl polymer backbone is emphasised, no other method can combine vinyl polymer backbone with ester units in a random way. The method has opened new opportunities of using the known biomaterials for degradable applications. Other possibilities and challenges in using this method are making specialised degradable materials like ionomers and polymeric-inorganic hybrid materials, which are also discussed in detail.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CONVENTIONAL VINYL MONOMERS; EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE; METHYL-METHACRYLATE; MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION; HYDROLYTIC DEGRADATION; DELTA-VALEROLACTONE; TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS; ETHYLENE CARBONATE; 5,6-BENZO-2-METHYLENE-1,3-DIOXEPANE; 2-METHYLENE-1,3-DIOXEPANE
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Greiner
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 11:52
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 11:52
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/9883