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Synthesis of Degradable Materials Based on Caprolactone and Vinyl Acetate Units Using Radical Chemistry

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Agarwal, Seema ; Kumar, Rimpu ; Kissel, Thomas ; Reul, Regina:
Synthesis of Degradable Materials Based on Caprolactone and Vinyl Acetate Units Using Radical Chemistry.
In: Polymer Journal. Vol. 41 (17 June 2009) Issue 8 . - pp. 650-660.
ISSN 1349-0540
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1295/polymj.PJ2009091

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Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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Present studies are carried out with an aim to make degradable materials based on caprolactone and vinyl acetate units using radical chemistry. Radical ring-opening copolymerization of 2-methylene-1,3-dioxepane (MDO) with vinyl acetate in presence of AIBN initiator at 70 degrees C was carried out to achieve the aim. The copolymerization introduced degradable PCL repeat units onto the C-C backbone of poly(vinyl acetate). Microstructure analysis of the copolymers is done using different 1D and 2D NMR techniques. Complete ring-opening polymerization of MDO to give ester units was observed during copolymerizations. Reactivity ratios were found out by Kelen Tados method and were r(VAc) = 1.53 and r(MDO) = 0.47 leading to statistical introduction of ester linkages onto the polymer backbone. The materials showed varied glass transition temperatures (from 37 to -44 degrees C) depending upon the amount of ester linkages and very high elongations. The hydrolysis products were also tested for cytotoxicity studies in L929 cells and compared with that of known and accepted standard materials like poly(ethyleneimine). The hydrolysed products were non toxic and showed a cell viability > 95%. Keeping in view the combined properties like degradability, non-toxicity and low glass transition temperatures, the resulting materials could therefore be proposed for different applications like degradable gums, coatings etc.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization; Polymer Synthesis; Degradable Polymers; Characterization
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: 08 Apr 2015 08:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 08:51
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/9889