publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Design of Functional Polyesters for Electronic and Biological Applications

Nelson, Ashley Marie;
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  • Published: 12 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Melt polymerization and novel monomers enabled the synthesis of polyesters for electronic and biological applications. Inspiration from nature and a passion for environmental preservation instigated an emphasis on the incorporation of renewable resources into polymeric materials. Critical analysis of current research surrounding bisphenol-A replacements and ioncontaining segmented polyurethanes aided in identifying benchmark polymers, including limitations, challenges, and future needs. Structure-property-morphology relationships were investigated to evaluate the polymers for success in the proposed applications as well as to improve understanding of polyester c...
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free text keywords: polyester, melt polymerization, renewable, gene delivery, liquid crystalline
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