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degradation injectable polymers Address for correspondence: Pathiraja A Gunatillake CSIRO Molecular Science Bag 10 Clayton South MDC Vic 3169 Australia Telephone number: 61 3 9545 2501 E-mail: Thilak Gunatillakecsiro au Introduction Biodegradable synthetic polymers offer a number of ad-vantages over other materials for developing scaffolds in tissue engineering The key advantages Abstract This study evaluates the degradation of six different elastomeric polymers used for O-rings: EPDM FEPM type I- and II-FKM FFKM and FSR in five different simulated geothermal environments at 300 C: 1) non-aerated steam/cooling cycles 2) aerated steam/cooling cycles 3) water-based drilling fluid 4) CO 2-rich geo-brine fluid and 5) heat–cool water quenching cycles

Biodegradable Polymers

Polymers with controlled biomedical degradation characteristics can be used as an important part of tissue engineering and drug delivery therapies Many types of natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers have been investigated for medical and pharmaceutical applications

colour of polymers The degradation occurs due to changes accompanying with the main backbone or side groups of the polymer Degradation is a chemical process which affects not only the chemical composition of the polymer but also the physical parameters such as colour of the polymer chain conformation molecular weight molecular weight distribution crystallinity chain flexibility cross

Unfortunately all polymers- painted or not- are vulnerable to environmental forces that can cause polymer degradation What Causes Polymers to Degrade? Because of their composition polymers tend to break down faster than the surrounding metal body panels when exposed to certain elements like sunlight air pollution road tar oxygen grime and oil

Biodegradable polymers can be tailored for controlled degradation through numerous functional groups including esters amides anhydrides and others Among these polyesters synthesized from lactide 1 and glycolide 2 shown in Figure 1 are of particular interest because they are well tolerated in biological systems and display distinct tunable physicochemical and mechanical properties

Biodegradable polymers can be tailored for controlled degradation through numerous functional groups including esters amides anhydrides and others Among these polyesters synthesized from lactide 1 and glycolide 2 shown in Figure 1 are of particular interest because they are well tolerated in biological systems and display distinct tunable physicochemical and mechanical properties

Autonomous Self

Degradation in Dielectric Polymers Using In Situ Electroluminescence Electrical treeing which causes tiny dendritic hollow channels generated inside solid dielectrics is typically regarded as an irreversible degradation and usually results in catastrophic breakdown Here usingin situ electroluminescence during electrical treeing autonomous self-healing of electrical degradation in

Thermal and Oxidative Degradation of Polymers In recent decades synthetic polymeric materials be- cause of their unique physical properties have rapidly replaced more traditional materials such as steel and nonferrous metals as well as natural polymeric materi-als such as wood cotton and natural rubber However one weak aspect of synthetic polymeric materials com-pared with steel and

POLYMERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION Prof Norman Billingham University of Sussex Brighton Polymers "I am inclined to think that the development of polymerization is perhaps the biggest thing chemistry has done where it has had the biggest effect in everyday life The world would be a totally different place without artificial fibres plastics elastomers etc Even in the field

Polymer degradation and aging is one of the most daunting obstacles to the long-term use of polymeric materials Therefore the degradation of PLA/PGA polymers in the presence of basic drugs depends on a number of parameters ie base catalysis neutralisation of carboxyl end groups porosity size and dimension of devices load and morphology of incorporated compounds All these factors

In recent years biodegradable polymers have become the hot topic in people's daily life with increasing interest and a controllable polymer biodegradation is one of the most important directions for future polymer science This article presents the main preparation methods for biodegradable polymers and discusses their degradation mechanisms the biodegradable factors recent researches and

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS - authorSTREAM Presentation Poly ε caprolactone: Poly ε caprolactone semi-crystalline polymer slower degradation rate than PLA remains active as long as a year for drug delivery Biodegradation: Occurs in two phases: First phase: hydrolytic chain scission of the ester linkage Second phase: decrease in the rate of chain scission and onset of weight loss due to

Aging of Polymers the irreversible change in the properties of polymers under the action of among other factors heat oxygen sunlight ozone and ionizing radiation Depending on the factor the aging will be of the thermal oxidative light ozone or radiation type Aging occurs during the storage and treatment of polymers as well as during the

Aging of Polymers the irreversible change in the properties of polymers under the action of among other factors heat oxygen sunlight ozone and ionizing radiation Depending on the factor the aging will be of the thermal oxidative light ozone or radiation type Aging occurs during the storage and treatment of polymers as well as during the

Stability and stabilization of polymers under irradiation

stabilization of polymers under irradiation environments thus has become a key issue in the extensive and still growing use of radiation processing in polymer processing and modification During the last decade a number of meetings have been organized under the auspices of the IAEA in order to elaborate recent developments in the application of radiation chemistry in polymer based industries

Polymer Degradation and Stability deals with the degradation reactions and their control which are a major preoccupation of practitioners of the many and diverse aspects of modern polymer technology Deteriorative reactions occur during processing when polymers are subjected to heat oxygen and mechanical stress and during the useful life of the materials when oxygen and sunlight are the

Polymers from biomass are of prime concern and are the cornerstone in terms of various applications such as biofuels biomedical and biocomposite applications Recently concerns on the environmental pollution and exhaust of natural resources caused by the nonbiodegradable petroleum-based plastics materials have attracted attention on the development of environmentally benign polymers for

Controlling degradation requires understanding of many different phenomena including chemical mechanisms the influence of polymer morphology the complexities of oxidation chemistry and the effects of stabilisers fillers and other additives This book offers a wealth of information for polymer researchers and processors requiring an understanding of the implications of thermal degradation

Research highlights Degradation of semiconducting polymers was accelerated by concentrated sunlight Acceleration factors exceeding 100 were obtained compared to 1 sun illumination Acceleration factors in the range 19–55 at 100 suns were found for 5 polymers The method can be used as an accelerated lifetime test for polymer stability screening

stabilization of polymers under irradiation environments thus has become a key issue in the extensive and still growing use of radiation processing in polymer processing and modification During the last decade a number of meetings have been organized under the auspices of the IAEA in order to elaborate recent developments in the application of radiation chemistry in polymer based industries

Linear high molecular weight polymers undergo central scission in strong flows due to buildup of stress from fluid drag An alternative to linear architecture is the star branched polymer that shows higher shear stability against such scission We consider two six-arm star polymers differing in the connectivity of the arms at the core The first is a fused-core star PMMA where the arms are