Injectable pasty biodegradable polyesters derived from castor oil and hydroxyl-acid lactones

Noam Y. Steinman, Abraham J. Domb

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Abstract

Pasty polymers offer a platform for injectable implants for drug delivery. A library of biodegradable pasty polymers was synthesized by bulk ring-opening polymerization of lactide, glycolide, trimethylene carbonate, or caprolactone using castor oil or 12-hydroxy stearic acid as hydroxyl initiators and stannous octoate as the catalyst. Some of the polymers behaved as Newtonian liquids. Pasty polymers of poly(caprolactone) and poly(trimethylene carbonate) were stable under physiologic conditions for over 1 month in vitro, whereas polymers of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) degraded within 10 days. These pasty polymers offer a platform for pasty injectable biodegradable carriers for drugs and fillers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-741
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Volume370
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

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