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A. Sawicka, E. Oledzka, M. Sobczak, W. Kołodziejski

Synthesis of biodegradable polyesters using natural catalysts and initiators

Polimery 2017, No 9, 633


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2017.633

Summary

The paper is a review of the literature concerning the application of non-toxic and natural compounds, as initiators and/or catalysts of ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters in the synthesis of biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers for medical and pharmaceutical purposes. The classification of natural ROP initiators as those containing functional amino and hydroxyl groups has been presented. The possibility of using natural compounds as ROP cocatalysts and organocatalysts was also described.
Keywords: biodegradable polymer, macromolecular conjugate, macromolecular prodrug, ring-opening polymerization (ROP), catalyst, natural initiator
e-mail: eoledzka@wum.edu.pl
A. Sawicka, E. Oledzka, M. Sobczak, W. Kołodziejski (1.32 MB)
Synthesis of biodegradable polyesters using natural catalysts and initiators