Published : 2013-09-30

New biodegradable biomedical polymers based on succinic acid


A short review with 41 references on new functional polyesters and poly(ester-anhydride) s based on succinic acid is presented. The properties of poly(3-allyloxy-1,2-propylene succinate) and its possible use as a component of biodegradable bone cements are discussed. The methods for the oxidation of pendant allyl groups to other functional groups, including epoxy, with formation of polyester-epoxy resins potentially used in the preparation of biodegradable bone implants, are described. The second part of the article concerns various synthetic methods available for the preparation of poly(ester-anhydride)s based on oligo(3-allyloxy-1,2-propylene succinate). In order to obtain poly(ester-anhydride)s with different properties, various aliphatic dicarboxylic acidswere employed in the syntheses. Also, the possibility of using selected poly(ester-anhydride) s for the construction of microsphere polymer-drug systems is discussed. The microspheres with porous structure can be used in controlled pulmonary drug delivery.





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Jaszcz, K., Łukaszczyk, J., & Śmiga-Matuszowicz, M. (2013). New biodegradable biomedical polymers based on succinic acid. Polimery, 58(9), 670-677. Retrieved from