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Keywords:

  • chemoembolization;
  • core-shell particles;
  • doxorubicin;
  • suspension polymerization

Abstract

Summary: This work reports the kinetic behavior and the molecular properties of obtained copolymers during vinyl acetate and methyl methacrylate suspension copolymerizations in presence of doxorubicin. The obtained spherical particles are intended for use as chemoembolization agents. It is shown that the presence of doxorubicin in the reaction medium promotes significant changes in the copolymerization kinetics and final molecular weight averages of the polymer product.