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Thermoplastic Polyurethanes From Undecylenic Acid-Based Soft Segments: Structural Features and Release Properties.
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PMID:  23460383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A set of thermoplastic polyurethanes is synthesized, combining undecylenic acid-derived telechelic diols as soft segments and 1,4-butanediol/4,4'-methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) as a hard segment (HS). These polymers are fully chemically and physically characterized by means of NMR and Fourier transform IR (FTIR) spectroscopy, size-exclusion chromatography (SEC), DSC, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), tensile testing, and contact angle measurements. The obtained results reveal that both the molecular weight of the diol and the HS content greatly influence the physical and mechanical properties of these polymers. In addition, given the potential use of these materials for biomedical applications, hydrolytic degradation, their biocompatibility using a human fibroblast cell line, and performance as drug delivery carriers are evaluated.
Cristina Lluch; Gerard Lligadas; Joan C Ronda; Marina Galià; Virginia Cádiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Macromolecular bioscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1616-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  Macromol Biosci     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101135941     Medline TA:  Macromol Biosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Departament de Química Analítica i Química Orgànica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, C/Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona, Spain.
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