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dc.contributor.authorZhao, X.*
dc.contributor.authorYe, L.*
dc.contributor.authorCoates, Philip D.*
dc.contributor.authorCaton-Rose, Philip D.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T13:18:16Z
dc.date.available2016-03-31T13:18:16Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-27
dc.identifier.citationZhao X, Ye L, Coates PD, Caton-Rose PD and Martyn MT (2013) Structure and blood compatibility of highly oriented poly(lactic acid)/thermoplastic polyurethane blends produced by solid hot stretching. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 24(9): 853-860.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8029
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractHighly oriented poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends were fabricated through solid hot stretching technology in an effort to improve the mechanical properties and blood biocompatibility of PLA as blood-contacting medical devices. It was found that the tensile strength and modulus of the blends can be improved dramatically by stretching. With the increase of draw ratio, the cold crystallization peak became smaller, and the glass transition and the melting peak moved to high temperature, while the crystallinity increased, and the grain size of PLA decreased, indicating of the stress-induced crystallization during drawing. The oriented blends exhibited structures with longitudinal striations which indicate the presence of micro-fibers. TPU phase was finely and homogeneously dispersed in the PLA, and after drawing, TPU domains were elongated to ellipsoid. The introduction of TPU and orientation could enhance the blood compatibility of PLA by prolonging kinetic clotting time, and decreasing hemolysis ratio and platelet activation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pat.3156en_US
dc.rights© 2013 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Zhao X, Ye L, Coates PD, Caton-Rose F and Martyn MT (2013) Structure and blood compatibility of highly oriented poly(lactic acid)/thermoplastic polyurethane blends produced by solid hot stretching. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 24(9): 853-860, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pat.3156. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).en_US
dc.subjectPoly(lactic acid) (PLA)en_US
dc.subjectThermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
dc.subjectSolid hot stretching
dc.subjectOrientation
dc.subjectMechanical properties
dc.subjectBlood compatibility
dc.titleStructure and blood compatibility of highly oriented poly(lactic acid)/thermoplastic polyurethane blends produced by solid hot stretchingen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2013-05-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:44:16Z


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