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Title: Amphiphilic conetworks and gels physically cross-linked via stereocomplexation of polylactide
Authors: Fan, X.
Wang, M.
Yuan, D. 
He, C. 
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2013
Citation: Fan, X., Wang, M., Yuan, D., He, C. (2013-11-19). Amphiphilic conetworks and gels physically cross-linked via stereocomplexation of polylactide. Langmuir 29 (46) : 14307-14313. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Amphiphilic conetworks (APCNs), consisting of hydrophilic poly[poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ester acrylate] (PPEGMEA) and hydrophobic stereocomplex of poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) and poly(d-lactide) (PDLA), were prepared by free radical copolymerization of PEGMEA with acrylate macromonomer of the PLA stereocomplex. The effects of stereocomplexation and the amount of PLA stereocomplex on the rheology properties of APCNs were investigated. The results indicated that the APCNs was stronger in the presence of stereocomplexation compared with the that of nonstereocomplex system, and the strength of the APCNs increased with the increasing of the amount of PLA stereocomplex. The storage modulus of the APCNs could be easily tuned from 1200 to 4300 Pa by incorporating 2-10% of stereocomplex PLA. On the other hand, the swelling behavior of APCNs decreased with the increasing content of hydrophobic PLA cross-linker. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Langmuir
ISSN: 07437463
DOI: 10.1021/la403432y
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