Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Editor(s): Andreas Lendlein, Adam Sisson

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011 07:02AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818

About this Book

A comprehensive overview of biodegradable polymers, covering everything from synthesis, characterization, and degradation mechanisms while also introducing useful applications, such as drug delivery systems and biomaterial-based regenerative therapies. An introductory section deals with such fundamentals as basic chemical reactions during degradation, the complexity of biological environments and experimental methods for monitoring degradation processes.
The result is a reliable reference source for those wanting to learn more about this important class of polymer materials, as well as scientists in the field seeking a deeper insight.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Polyesters (pages 1–21)

      Dr. Adam L. Sisson, Michael Schroeter and Prof. Andreas Lendlein

    3. Chapter 3

      Polyanhydrides (pages 45–75)

      Avi Domb, Jay Prakash Jain and Neeraj Kumar

    4. Chapter 7

      Carbohydrates (pages 155–193)

      Gerald Dräger, Andreas Krause, Lena Möller and Severian Dumitriu

    5. Chapter 8

      Biodegradable Shape-Memory Polymers (pages 195–216)

      Marc Behl, Jörg Zotzmann, Michael Schroeter and Prof. Andreas Lendlein

    6. Chapter 13

      Regenerative Medicine: Reconstruction of Tracheal and Pharyngeal Mucosal Defects in Head and Neck Surgery (pages 309–340)

      Dorothee Rickert, Bernhard Hiebl, Rosemarie Fuhrmann, Friedrich Jung, Prof. Andreas Lendlein and Ralf-Peter Franke

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