3. Polyanhydrides

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein3,4,5 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson4,5,6
  1. Avi Domb1,
  2. Jay Prakash Jain2 and
  3. Neeraj Kumar2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch3

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

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

How to Cite

Domb, A., Jain, J. P. and Kumar, N. (2011) Polyanhydrides, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hebrew University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Jerusalem 91120, Israel

  2. 2

    National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Department of Pharmaceutics, Sector 67, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) 160062, India

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:

  • polyanhydrides;
  • biodegradable polymers;
  • polymer implant;
  • controlled drug delivery;
  • brain cancer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Polyanhydride

  • Synthesis

  • Properties

  • In Vitro Degradation and Erosion of Polyanhydrides

  • In Vivo Degradation and Elimination of Polyanhydrides

  • Toxicological Aspects of Polyanhydrides

  • Fabrication of Delivery Systems

  • Production and World Market

  • Biomedical Applications

  • References