Journal article

Multiscale Structural Characterization of Biocompatible Poly(trimethylene carbonate) Photoreticulated Networks

Bas van Bochove, Steve Spoljaric, Jukka Seppala, Paul Sotta, Agustin Rios de Anda

ACS Applied Polymer Materials | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) polymeric networks are biocompatible materials with potential biomedical applications. By controlling the chemical synthesis, their functional macroscopic properties can be tailored. In this regard, this work presents the coupling of two experimental techniques, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), as an innovative, robust, and straightforward approach to fully characterize the inner structure and its relationship with the macroscopic properties of these PTMC materials. The studied photocured networks had an increasing macromer molecular weight M̅n, varying from 3 to 40 kg/mol, which permitted us to assess the..

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