Crystallinity of polyanhydride copolymers: theoretical and experimental development

C. Laurencin, A. Domb, C. Morris, M. Harris, L. Lopez, R. Langer

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Polyanhydride copolymers of bis(carboxyphenoxy) propane(CPP) and sebacic acid(SA) as used for controlled release applications are biomaterials which collectively posses a wide range of properties including melting point temperatures and matrix degradation rates. Variations in copolymer composition have marked effects on degradative rates. This paper presents theoretical analyses predictive of relationships between copolymer composition, melting point temperature, enthalpy and crystallinity. These are contrasted with experimental data of polyanhydride copolymer chemico-physical characteristics and matrix degradative phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-467
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventPapers Presented at the Dallas, Texas Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: 9 Apr 198914 Apr 1989


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