Characterization of biodegradable PCL-PEO co-networks

P. Yang, N. L. Chaar, P. T. Mather

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Abstract

Biodegradable SMPs are exciting materials based on a combination of controlled degradation and triggered actuation. In this study we aimed to synthesize a biocompatible material with good shape memory properties using polyethylene oxide (PEO) and polycaprolactone (PCL). The tunable thermal and mechanical properties were achieved by varying polycaprolactone (PCL) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) composition. Surface degradation was induced by immersing the co-network system into lipase-containing medium. The results showed slower degradation with incorporation of polyethylene oxide (PEO). Furthermore, the samples with high polyethylene oxide (PEO) content sample showed increase in water uptake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2011
Event37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011 - Troy, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 1 2011Apr 3 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011

Other

Other37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityTroy, NY
Period4/1/114/3/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Yang, P., Chaar, N. L., & Mather, P. T. (2011). Characterization of biodegradable PCL-PEO co-networks. In 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011 [5778725] (2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/NEBC.2011.5778725