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Polycaprolactone

average Mn 45,000

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Synonym(s):
2-Oxepanone homopolymer, 6-Caprolactone polymer
Linear Formula:
(C6H10O2)n

form

pellets

Quality Level

melt index

1.8 g/10 min (80 °C, 44 psi)

mol wt

Mn 40,000-50,000
Mw 48,000-90,000
average Mn 45,000

mp

56-64 °C
60 °C (lit.)

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704105

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

440744

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

440752

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

900825

Polycaprolactone

form

pellets

form

pellets (~3 mm)

form

flakes or chunk(s)

form

chunks

melt index

1.8 g/10 min (80 °C, 44 psi)

melt index

-

melt index

-

melt index

-

mol wt

Mn 40,000-50,000

mol wt

average Mn 80,000

mol wt

average Mn ~10,000 by GPC, average Mw ~14,000

mol wt

-

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

100

General description

Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a semi-crystalline linear resorbable aliphatic polyester that is composed of repeating units of hexanoate. It has good mechanical properties, miscibility, and biodegradability. PCL is a soft and hard-tissue compatible material that can be used in sutures and drug delivery systems.

Application

PCL can form a nanocomposite with graphene for the fabrication of biodegradable systems for bone tissue engineering.

Features and Benefits

Biodegradable polymer
Non-toxic, biodegradable in soil, broad miscibility, mechanical compatibility with many polymers and good adhesion to a broad spectrum of substrates.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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A novel degradable polycaprolactone networks for tissue engineering
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Bone tissue engineering using polycaprolactone scaffolds fabricated via selective laser sintering
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Properties of thermoplastic blends: starch-polycaprolactone
Averous L, et al.
Polymer, 41(11), 4157-4167 (2000)
Synthesis of polycaprolactone: a review
Labet M and Thielemans W
Chemical Society Reviews, 38(12), 3484-3504 (2009)

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