Degradable polyurethane/soy protein shape-memory polymer blends prepared via environmentally-friendly aqueous dispersions

Samy A. Madbouly, Andreas Lendlein

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Abstract

Degradable polyurethane/soybean protein (PU/SP) shape-memory polymer blends are synthesized using an environmentally-friendly aqueous dispersion technique. The effects of SP concentration on the blend miscibility, thermal properties, hydrolytic degradation, and shape-memory behavior are investigated. The shape recovery rates are found to depend on SP concentration. A porous structure can be generated using scCO2 foaming. This degradable blend may be an interesting multifunctional candidate material for potential biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1213-1224
Number of pages12
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Volume297
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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