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Title: Biodegradable poly(ester amide)s – A remarkable opportunity for the biomedical area: Review on the synthesis, characterization and
Authors: Fonseca, Ana C. 
Gil, Maria H. 
Simões, Pedro N. 
Keywords: Poly(ester amide)s; Polydepsipeptides; Synthesis strategies; Biomedical applications
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: FONSECA, Ana C.; GIL, Maria H.; SIMÕES, Pedro N. - Biodegradable poly(ester amide)s – A remarkable opportunity for the biomedical area: review on the synthesis, characterization and applications. "Progress in Polymer Science". ISSN 0079-6700. Vol. 39 Nº. 7 (2014) p. 1291-1311
Serial title, monograph or event: Progress in Polymer Science
Volume: 39
Issue: 7
Abstract: Poly(ester amide)s have emerged in the last years as an important family of biodegradable synthetic polymers. These polymers present both ester and amide linkages in their structure and they gather in the same entity the good degradability of polyesters with the good thermo-mechanical properties of polyamides. Particularly, poly(ester amide)s containing α-amino acids have risen as important materials in the biomedical field. The presence of the α-amino acid contributes to better cell–polymer interactions, allows the introduction of pendant reactive groups, and enhances the overall biodegradability of the polymers. This review summarizes the recent advances in the development of α-amino acid based poly(ester amide)s, the main synthetic pathways used in their preparation along with their main biomedical applications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/27087
ISSN: 0079-6700
DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2013.11.007
Rights: openAccess
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