Biocompatible Polymer Blends Derived From the Photopolymerization of Polyethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate-Polylactide Mixtures
K Zhang, Sheng Lin-Gibson, Carl G. Simon Jr., Joseph M. Antonucci, N Washburn
Miscible liquid blends of photoactivated PEGDMA and low molecular mass PLA were prepared by simple heating. Subsequent photo-polymerization of the activated PEGDMA and PLA yielded clear polymeric blends. The addition of low molecular mass PLA did not change the degree of vinyl conversion of PEGDMA but enhanced the toughness of poly(PEGDMA). Photopolymerizable PEGDMA-PLA blends offer a unique approach to a new class of biomaterials derived from the blending of biocompatible polymers with polymerizable, biocompatible monomers. This novel processing method provides a strategy for preparing polymer blends with a wide spectrum of properties from miscible polymers and photo-polymerizable monomers or oligomers.
American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry|228th | |ACS
, Lin-Gibson, S.
, Simon, C.
, Antonucci, J.
and Washburn, N.
Biocompatible Polymer Blends Derived From the Photopolymerization of Polyethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate-Polylactide Mixtures, American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry|228th | |ACS, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852330
(Accessed February 29, 2024)