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Methacrylate-functionalized oligomers based on lactide, E-caprolactone and trimethylene carbonate for application in stereo-lithography

Grijpma, Dirk Willem, Melchels, Ferry Petrus Wilhelmus, Hou, Qing Pu, & Feijen, Jan (2006) Methacrylate-functionalized oligomers based on lactide, E-caprolactone and trimethylene carbonate for application in stereo-lithography. In Materials Research Innovations, Maney Publishing, Singapore, pp. 81-82.

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Abstract

Photo-curable biodegradable macromers were prepared by ring opening polymerization of D,L-lactide (DLLA), (similar to)-caprolactone (CL) and 1,3-trimethylene carbonate (TMC) in the presence of glycerol or sorbitol as initiator and stannous octoate as catalyst, and subsequent methacrylation of the terminal hydroxyl groups. These methacrylated macromers, ranging in molecular weight from approximately 700 to 6000 g/mol, were cross-linked using ultraviolet (UV) light to form biodegradable networks. Homogeneous networks with high gel contents were prepared. One of the resins based on PTMC was used to prepare three-dimensional structures by stereo-lithography using a commercially available apparatus.

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ID Code: 38758
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: stereolithography, ring-opening polymerization, functionalized oligomers, photo-curing, biodegradable structures
ISSN: 1432-8917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Polymers and Plastics (091209)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 23:47

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