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dc.contributor.authorKing, S.L.*
dc.contributor.authorTruong, V.X.*
dc.contributor.authorKirchhoefer, C.*
dc.contributor.authorPitto-Barry, Anaïs*
dc.contributor.authorDove, A.P.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T11:50:34Z
dc.date.available2018-03-27T11:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-25
dc.identifier.citationKing SL, Truong VX, Kirchhoefer C, Pitto-Barry A and Dove AP (2014) Green Materials. 2(3): 107-122.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15343
dc.descriptionnoen_US
dc.description.abstractThis review summarises the recent developments in the synthesis and applications of polymers derived from malic acid. There has been an increased interest in the design of sustainable and biodegradable polymers as a result of the drive to use renewable feedstocks as an alternative to petrochemicals in addition to their significant potential in biomedical applications. Synthetic strategies to access polymers from malic acid based on both condensation and ring-opening polymerization, across a broad range of conditions, are reviewed along with their advantages and limits. The role that such materials are studied for in biomedical applications is discussed, and their environmental impact based on the biodegradability of the malic polymer backbone is outlined.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Royal Society, EPSRC, BBSRCen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1680/gmat.14.00005%20en_US
dc.subjectMalic acid; Polymers; Biomedical applications; Biodegradable polymers; Biomacromolecules; Catalysis; Degradation; Lactones; Nanoparticles; Polymeric materials; Polymers; Polymerization; Renewable resourcesen_US
dc.titleSynthetic strategies, sustainability and biological applications of malic acid-based polymersen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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