1. Polyesters

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein1,2,3 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson2,3,4
  1. Dr. Adam L. Sisson2,3,4,
  2. Michael Schroeter2 and
  3. Prof. Andreas Lendlein1,2,3

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch1

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

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

How to Cite

Sisson, A. L., Schroeter, M. and Lendlein, A. (2011) Polyesters, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 2

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 3

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 4

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 2

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 3

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 4

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA);
  • polyesters;
  • ring-opening polymerization;
  • polyanhydrides;
  • block copolymers;
  • shape-memory effect

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background

  • Preparative Methods

  • Physical Properties

  • Degradation Mechanisms

  • Beyond Classical Poly(Hydroxycarboxylic Acids)

  • References