Properties of photo-cured poly(D,L-lactide) networks

Melchels, Ferry P.W., Grijpma, Dirk W., & Feijen, Jan (2008) Properties of photo-cured poly(D,L-lactide) networks. In 8th World Biomaterial Congress : Crossing Frontiers in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, 28 May - 01 June 2008, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam.

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Poly(D,L-lactide) is a degradable polymer with a long history of use in medical applications. It is strong and stiff and degrades over the course of months into lactic acid, a body-own substance. In the field of tissue engineering it is commonly used to fabricate scaffolds. Stereolithography is a high resolution rapid prototyping technique by which designed 3D objects can be built using photo-initiated radical polymerisations. Poly(D,Llactide) (PDLLA) networks can be obtained by photopolymerisation of oligomers functionalised with unsaturated groups. In this work, PDLLA oligomers of varying architectures (arm lengths, numbers of arms) were synthesised and end-functionalised with methacrylate groups. These macromers were photo-crosslinked in solution to yield PDLLA networks of different architectures. The influence of the network architecture on its physical properties was studied.

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ID Code: 38983
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2010 04:20
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 07:02

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