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Influence of a diene impurity on the molecular structure of phosphate-containing polymers with medical applications

By Lisbeth Grondahl, Shuko Suzuki and Edeline Wentrup-Byrne

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We have demonstrated that the unacknowledged presence of almost 30% diene impurity in some commercial phosphate monomers had not only a significant effect on the molecular structure (topology) of a series of synthesized polymers but the instability of the ester functionalities during these polymerizations resulted in unexpectedly complex co-polymer chemistry

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1039/b803223h
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:14947

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