Preparation of ion group functionalized diblock copolymers and examination of their thermogelling properties

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To investigate thermogelling behavior, in this study, methoxy polyethylene glycol-b-[poly(ε-caprolactone)-ran-poly(6-chloride-ε-caprolactone) (PCL-ran-PfCL)] (PCL-Cl) diblock copolymers were designed such that the PfCL content in the PCL segment was varied. The PCL-Cl diblock copolymers were derivatized by introducing a pendant amine group at the PfCL segment (PCL-NH2). We confirmed that that PCL-NH2 diblock copolymer solution may potentially be used as thermogelling materials into the body in a minimally invasive manner.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Advanced Materials: TechConnect Briefs 2015
Published: June 14, 2015
Pages: 563 - 566
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
ISBN: 978-1-4987-4727-1