8. Biodegradable Shape-Memory Polymers

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein1,2,3 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson2,3,4
  1. Marc Behl2,
  2. Jörg Zotzmann2,
  3. Michael Schroeter2 and
  4. Prof. Andreas Lendlein1,2,3

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch8

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

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

How to Cite

Behl, M., Zotzmann, J., Schroeter, M. and Lendlein, A. (2011) Biodegradable Shape-Memory Polymers, 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.ch8

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

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:

  • shape-memory polymers;
  • switching domains;
  • thermomechanical tests;
  • polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS);
  • polyesterurethane (PEU);
  • multiblock copolymers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Concept of SMPs

  • Classes of Degradable SMPs

  • Applications of Biodegradable SMPs

  • References