6. Biodegradable Polyurethanes and Poly(ester amide)s

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein2,3,4 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson3,4,5
  1. Alfonso Rodríguez-Galán,
  2. Lourdes Franco and
  3. Jordi Puiggalí

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch6

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

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

How to Cite

Rodríguez-Galán, A., Franco, L. and Puiggalí, J. (2011) Biodegradable Polyurethanes and Poly(ester amide)s, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

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:

  • polyurethanes;
  • poly(ester amide)s;
  • segmented polymers;
  • biodegradation mechanisms;
  • biomedical applications;
  • polymers from renewable sources

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abbreviations

  • Chemistry and Properties of Biodegradable Polyurethanes

  • Biodegradation Mechanisms of Polyurethanes

  • Applications of Biodegradable Polyurethanes

  • New Polymerization Trends to Obtain Degradable Polyurethanes

  • Aliphatic Poly(ester amide)s: A Family of Biodegradable Thermoplastics with Interest as New Biomaterials

  • Acknowledgments

  • References