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Evolution of Structural Hierarchy in Uniaxially Deformed Branched Poly Lactic Acid Films as Followed by Spectral Birefringence Technique and Others
ANTEC
  • G. Kokoturk
  • T. F. Serhatkulu
  • Mukerrem Cakmak
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2000
Abstract

Over the past two decades, the lactic acid homo and copolymers have been extensively investigated for a variety of medical and pharmaceutical applications; including wound closure1, dental repairs2, fracture fixation (bone plates, screws, pins, and splits)3, ligament reconstruction, vascular grafts4, nerve repairs5 and drug delivery6,7. They are also extensively used in controlled drug release area6-8.

With the recent developments in the technologies for purification of the raw materials, the large scale usage of these lactic acid based polymers became quite feasible. This, in turn, is opening the door for application particularly in the biodegradable packaging.

Citation Information
G. Kokoturk, T. F. Serhatkulu and Mukerrem Cakmak. "Evolution of Structural Hierarchy in Uniaxially Deformed Branched Poly Lactic Acid Films as Followed by Spectral Birefringence Technique and Others" ANTEC (2000) p. 1737 - 1741
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mukerrem_cakmak/87/