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SYNTHETIC APPROACHES INVOLVING CYCLIC ACETAL GROUPS FOR THE DESIGN OF BIODEGRADABLE AND BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMERS (MICROREVIEW)

Juan Ignacio Sarmiento-Sánchez, Lorenzo Antonio Picos-Corrales
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Abstract


This microreview addresses relevant data of current studies involving the exploitation of cyclic acetals in the design of degradable synthetic polymers. Two approaches are presented: polymerization of cyclic acetal units and
formation of cyclic acetal units after the polymerization. This microreview contains data from the few fundamental references and literature published in the period from 2007 to 2018.

Keywords


Cyclic acetals; degradable polymers; polymeric network; linear polymers; hydrolytic degradation

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