Synthesis of poly(lactide)s with modified thermal and mechanical properties
Becker, Jan M., Pounder, Ryan J. and Dove, Andrew P. (2010) Synthesis of poly(lactide)s with modified thermal and mechanical properties. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol.31 (No.22). pp. 1923-1937. ISSN 1022-1336Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201000088
The use of poly(lactide)-based materials is, in part, limited by their physical and mechanical properties. This article reviews the methods that have been employed to enable enhancement of the materials properties through synthetic manipulation of the polymer structure including block copolymer synthesis and modification of the lactide monomer structure, focusing on the application of ring-opening polymerization. In turn the effect of these structural modifications on the properties of the resultant materials are reported.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Ring-opening polymerization, Block copolymers, Polymers -- Thermal properties, Polymers -- Mechanical properties, Polymers -- Environmental aspects, Polymeric composites, Renewable natural resources|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Macromolecular Rapid Communications|
|Publisher:||Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA|
|Official Date:||15 November 2010|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 1923-1937|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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