Design of Resorbable Porous Tubular Copolyester Scaffolds for Use in Nerve Regeneration
2009 (English)In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 10, no 5, 1259-1264 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Copolymers of L,L-lactide (LLA), epsilon-caprolactone (CL), trimethylene carbonate (TMC), or 1,5-dioxepane-2-one (DXO) were used to design porous tubular scaffolds with various mechanical properties, porosities, and numbers of layers in the tube wall. The mechanical properties of the tubular scaffold types showed good suitability for nerve regeneration and other nonload-bearing tissue engineering applications and were easy to handle without damaging the porous structure. A low stannous 2-ethylhexanoate-to-monomer ratio of 1:10000 did not change the tensile properties of the copolymer tubes significantly compared to those of scaffolds made using a Sn(Oct)(2)-to-monomer ratio of 1:600. The adaptability of the immersion coating and porogen leaching technique was demonstrated by creating tubes with different designs. Tubes with different wall layers were created by varying the immersion solutions, and the ease of altering the porosity, pore shape, and pore size was exemplified by using sodium chloride alone or mixed with poly(ethylene glycol) as porogen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 10, no 5, 1259-1264 p.
l-lactide; epsilon-caprolactone; trimethylene carbonate; aliphatic polyesters; molecular-weight; cyclic dimer; copolymers; 1, 5-dioxepan-2-one; polymerization; guide
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14415DOI: 10.1021/bm900093rISI: 000265914200031ScopusID: 2-s2.0-66149089558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14415DiVA: diva2:332436
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