Biodegradable fatty acid polyesters

Konda Reddy Kunduru, Arijit Basu, Abraham J. Domb

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Biodegradable polyesters synthesized from naturally occurring fatty acids have been used in drug delivery and temporary implantable devices. They provide control over flexibility, melting temperature, hydrophobicity, and pliability. Dicarboxylic acid containing fatty acids are used along with hydroxy acids to give proper control over the final structure. Synthesis, physical properties, pharmacokinetics, stability, toxicology, and biomedical applications of polyesters and poly(ester-anhydride)s are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Polyester Drug Delivery Systems
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789814669665
ISBN (Print)9789814669658
StatePublished - 9 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

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