Chapter 11. Polyesters from Large Lactones

  1. Prof. Philippe Dubois3,
  2. Dr. Olivier Coulembier3 and
  3. Dr. Jean-Marie Raquez4
  1. Ann-Christine Albertsson1,
  2. Indra K. Varma2 and
  3. Rajiv K. Srivastava1

Published Online: 6 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628407.ch11

Handbook of Ring-Opening Polymerization

Handbook of Ring-Opening Polymerization

How to Cite

Albertsson, A.-C., Varma, I. K. and Srivastava, R. K. (2009) Polyesters from Large Lactones, in Handbook of Ring-Opening Polymerization (eds P. Dubois, O. Coulembier and J.-M. Raquez), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628407.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP), Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials, University of Mons Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons, Belgium

  2. 4

    University of Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fibre and Polymer Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Teknikringen 56-58, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 2

    Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110017, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319534

Online ISBN: 9783527628407



  • Aliphatic polyesters;
  • polylactones;
  • enzymatic syntheses;
  • biodegradable polymers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Controlled Synthesis of Linear Polyesters

  • Physical Properties of Polymers

  • Summary and Prospects

  • References