Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Biomed Mater Eng. 2014;24(1):619-24. doi: 10.3233/BME-130849.

Synthesis and characterization of poly(1,2-propanediol-co-1,8-octanediol-co-citrate) biodegradable elastomers for tissue engineering.

Author information

  • 1Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Engineering and Technology of College of Heilongjiang Province, College of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150040, China.


In this paper, citric acid, 1,8-octanediol and 1,2-propanediol were used as reactive monomers to synthesize poly(1,2-propanediol-co-1,8-octanediol-co-citrate) (PPOC) elastomers by melt polycondensation. The PPOC elastomers were characterized by FTIR, 1H-NMR, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), hydrophilic test and mechanical test. The results indicated that citric acid had reacted with 1,8-octanediol and 1,2-propanediol, respectively. The sol content, swelling degree and hydrophilicity of PPOC elastomers increased with the higher content of 1,2-propanediol, while the tensile strength and the thermal degradation temperature decreased. The results indicate the addition of 1,2-propanediol reduces the crosslinking density and the flexibility of PPOC elastomers.


1,2-propanediol; Poly(1,2-propanediol-co-1,8-octanediol-co-citrate); elastomer

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for IOS Press
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk