Polycaprolactones: Properties, Applications and Selected Research

Bruce Henderson (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

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Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a thermoplastic biodegradable polyester, which has had biomedical application in the 1970s and 1980s as a long-term drug delivery systems, which then gained acceptance from the Food and Drugs Administration. However, due to very slow degradation, PCL was replaced by faster degrading polymers, such as polyglycolide, polylactides and their copolymers. The polymer gained popularity again in the 1990s, together with the development of tissue engineering. This book discusses the properties, applications and examines new research of polycaprolactones. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Biodegradable Blends and Composites of Polycaprolactone: Fabrication, Properties and Applications
Chern Chiet Eng (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 2. Poly(ε-caprolactone) and its Biodegradation
Joanna Idaszek, Arie Bruinink and Wojciech Święszkowski (Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Polycaprolactone and its Application as a Vascular Tissue Engineering Scaffold
Mohammed Fayez Al Rez (Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

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