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Int J Mol Sci. 2009 Feb;10(2):589-615. doi: 10.3390/ijms10020589. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

Biodegradable polydepsipeptides.

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  • 1Tianjin University, P R China. yakaifeng@hotmail.com <yakaifeng@hotmail.com>

Abstract

This paper reviews the synthesis, characterization, biodegradation and usage of bioresorbable polymers based on polydepsipeptides. The ring-opening polymerization of morpholine-2,5-dione derivatives using organic Sn and enzyme lipase is discussed. The dependence of the macroscopic properties of the block copolymers on their structure is also presented. Bioresorbable polymers based on polydepsipeptides could be used as biomaterials in drug controlled release, tissue engineering scaffolding and shape-memory materials.

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5-dione; Polydepsipeptides; biodegradation; biomaterials; morpholine-2; ring-opening polymerization

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