Investigation of the synthesis of poly-D,L-lactide-co-poly(ethylene glycol) flexible thermoplastic

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Abstract

A series of biodegradable poly(D,L-lactide)-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock poly(ether-ester-urethane)s with various lactide-to-poly(ethylene glycol) (LA/PEG) mole ratios has been successfully synthesized by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) followed by chain extension reaction through formation of urethane linkage. Resulting FT-IR spectra indicate complete polymerization of lactide monomers, while NMR analysis quantitatively marks the chain length of polymer blocks. The molecular weight and dispersion index of copolymers were investigated by GPC analysis. DSC thermogram and XRD diffractogram of the prepared copolymers were studied as well for revealing the thermal and crystallinity behavior of the copolymer as LA/PEG mole ratios varied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-111
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2016

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Thermoplastics
Polyethylene glycols
Copolymers
Urethane
Ring opening polymerization
Chain length
Ether
Block copolymers
Ethers
Esters
Monomers
Molecular weight
Polymerization
Nuclear magnetic resonance
dilactide
poly(lactide)
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Copolymer
  • crystallinity
  • polylactide
  • ring-opening polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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