Recent developments in biodegradable block copolymers

Sunil U. Tekale, Yakir Rottenberg, Rajita D. Ingle, Abraham J. Domb, Rajendra P. Pawar

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Abstract

Block copolymers consist of two or more segments of polymer chains in a typical arrangement through connected covalent bonds. Biodegradable block copolymers have emerged as useful carriers for controlled drug release, tissue engineering, and other biomedical applications due to their ability to form colloidal systems and tunable properties. This review focuses on recent advancements in the synthesis, characterization, and biomedical applications of biodegradable block copolymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3877-3899
Number of pages23
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Funding

This work was supported by an ISF grant No. 235/17. This article is part of a special issue honoring Prof. Stanislaw Slomkowski on the occasion of his retirement from being PAT editor.

FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation235/17

    Keywords

    • biodegradable
    • biomedical
    • block copolymers
    • nanoparticles

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