5. Biodegradable Polymers Composed of Naturally Occurring α-Amino Acids

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein4,5,6 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson5,6,7
  1. Ramaz Katsarava1,2 and
  2. Zaza Gomurashvili3

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch5

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

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

How to Cite

Katsarava, R. and Gomurashvili, Z. (2011) Biodegradable Polymers Composed of Naturally Occurring α-Amino Acids, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

  3. 6

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

  4. 7

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Institute of Medical Polymers and Materials, 1, Chavchavadze ave., Tbilisi 0179, Georgia

  2. 2

    Georgian Technical University, Centre for Medical Polymers and Biomaterials, 77, Kostava str., Tbilisi 75, Georgia

  3. 3

    PEA Technologies, 709 Mockingbird Cr., Escondido, CA 92025, USA

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:

  • α-amino acids (AAs);
  • biodegradable polymers;
  • poly(ester amide)s (PEAs);
  • poly(ester urethane)s (PEURs);
  • poly(ester urea)s (PEUs);
  • poly(depsipeptides)s (PDPs);
  • functional polymers (FPs);
  • interfacial polycondensation (IP);
  • active polycondensation (AP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Amino Acid-Based Biodegradable Polymers (AABBPs)

  • Conclusion and Perspectives

  • References