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Aliphatic polyesters: Abiotic and biotic degradation and degradation products
KTH, Superseded Departments, Polymer Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7790-8987
2002 (English)In: Advances in Polymer Science, ISSN 0065-3195, E-ISSN 1436-5030, Vol. 157, 113-138 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reviews the degradation behavior of aliphatic polyesters of current interest, including polylactide, polycaprolactone, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and their copolymers. Special focus is given to degradation products formed in different abiotic and biotic environments. The influence of processing and processing additives on the properties and degradation behavior is also briefly discussed.

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2002. Vol. 157, 113-138 p.
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polylactide, polycaprolactone, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), degradation, degradation products, in-vitro degradation, low-molecular-weight, capillary-zone-electrophoresis, structure-property relationships, hydroxybutyrate-hydroxyvalerate copolymers, synthetic atactic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), film-blown poly(epsilon-caprolactone), massive poly(alpha-hydroxy acids), biodegradable medical devices, headspace gas-chromatography
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Polymer Technologies Polymer Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21687DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45734-8_4ISI: 000176673500004OAI: diva2:340385
QC 20100525 NR 20140804Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2012-02-01Bibliographically approved

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