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J. Brzeska, M. Morawska, A. Heimowska, W. Sikorska, A. Tercjak, M. Kowalczuk, M. Rutkowska

Degradability of cross-linked polyurethanes/chitosan composites (in English)

Polimery 2017, No 7-8, 567


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2017.567

Summary

Polyurethanes with synthetic poly([R,S]-3-hydroxybutyrate) in the soft segment and with polycaprolactone triol as cross-linker were blended with chitosan and degraded in hydrolytic and oxidative solutions. Progress of the degradation of the samples was evaluated by changes in their weight, surface topography and thermal properties. Increasing the poly([R,S]-3-hydroxybutyrate) content in soft segment as well as blending with chitosan resulted in an increase in degradability of cross-linked polyurethanes in both solutions.
Keywords: cross-linked polyurethanes, chitosan, composites, polyurethane degradability
e-mail: j.brzeska@wpit.am.gdynia.pl
J. Brzeska, M. Morawska, A. Heimowska, W. Sikorska, A. Tercjak, M. Kowalczuk, M. Rutkowska (1.37 MB)
Degradability of cross-linked polyurethanes/chitosan composites (in English)