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Polycaprolactone

viscosity 1.7 dL/g 

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Synonym(s):
PCL, Poly[2-oxepanone], Purasorb PC 17
Linear Formula:
CH3(C6H10O2)nCH3
CAS Number:

form

chunks

Quality Level

impurities

≤0.5 Residual monomer (GC)
≤0.5% Residual Water content (colormetric titration)
≤100 ppm Tin (AAS)

inherent viscosity

1.5-1.9 dL/g

viscosity

1.7 dL/g

storage temp.

−20°C

InChI

1S/C6H10O2/c7-6-4-2-1-3-5-8-6/h1-5H2

InChI key

PAPBSGBWRJIAAV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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900820

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

900825

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

900288

Polycaprolactone

vibrant-m

440744

Polycaprolactone

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

-

form

chunks

form

chunks

form

chunks or granules (chips)

form

pellets (~3 mm)

impurities

≤0.5 Residual monomer (GC)

impurities

≤0.5% Residual Water content (colormetric titration), ≤0.5% Residual monomer (GC), ≤100 ppm Tin (AAS)

impurities

-

impurities

<0.5% water

inherent viscosity

1.5-1.9 dL/g

inherent viscosity

0.35-0.43 dL/g

inherent viscosity

-

inherent viscosity

-

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

200

General description

Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a biodegradable, semicrystalline polyester for use in tissue engineering and drug delivery research applications. Due to the increased length of the aliphatic chain, polycaprolactone degrades significantly slower than other common biodegradable polymers, such as polylactide. PCL features a low melting point (55-60 °C), making it ideal for thermal processing and increasing its use in novel applications such as 3D bioprinting. In addition to its favorable thermal properties, PCL also features high solubility in organic solvent allowing for a multitude of other processing options. This product features low residual water, monomer, and catalyst (tin) making it an ideal choice for use in tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting research.

Application

Research applications of this material include:
  • Tissue engineering scaffolds.
  • 3D Bioprinting.
  • Drug delivery applications such as sustained release.

Analysis Note

Appearance: White to light tan granules

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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