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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Synthesis and characterization of a novel terpolymer based on L-lactide, D,L-lactide and trimethylene carbonate
Author: Motta, Adriana Cristina
Duek, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende
Abstract: Terpolymers of L-lactide, D,L-lactide and trimethylene carbonate (TMC) were synthesized via the ring-opening polymerization reaction for cyclic monomers using stannous octoate as the initiator at a ratio of ~0.05 mol% (monomers/(SnOct)2). Synthesis was done at 130 ºC for 48 h. The inclusion of TMC, an aliphatic elastomeric polycarbonate, alongside polymer chain segments containing L-lactide and D,L-lactide, was expected to yield a material with improved properties such as increased elongation; this would overcome the limitation of copolymers consisting entirely of lactide and D,L-lactide. The terpolymer properties were assessed by Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ¹H and 13C NMR, infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry, with particular attention being given to the effect of TMC on the copolymer of L-lactide-co-D,L-lactide. The mixing of these polymers resulted in material with a high molar mass (10(5) g/mol). The mechanical properties of the terpolymer were assessed using pins of this material that were tested by mechanical flexion at three points. When compared with results for the copolymer PLDLA there was a decrease in Young's modulus for the TMC-containing terpolymer.
Subject: bioreabsorbable
properties
synthesis
terpolymer
lactide
D,L lactide
TMC
Editor: ABM, ABC, ABPol
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1516-14392014005000067
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14392014005000067
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-14392014000300012
Date Issue: 1-Jun-2014
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