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Poly(caprolactone-co-glycolide)

40:60, viscosity 1.6 dL/g 

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Synonym(s):
PGA-PCL, PGCL
Linear Formula:
(C4H4O4)m(C6H10O2)n
NACRES:
NA.23

form

chips

feed ratio

glycolide:caprolactone 60:40±5

color

light yellow to tan

viscosity

1.2-2.0 dL/g
1.6 dL/g

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

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viscosity

1.2-2.0 dL/g, 1.6 dL/g

viscosity

1.2-2.0 dL/g, 1.6 dL/g

viscosity

1.5 dL/g

viscosity

1.4-2.0 dL/g, 1.7 dL/g

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

feed ratio

glycolide:caprolactone 60:40±5

feed ratio

caprolactone:glycolide 30:70±5

feed ratio

caprolactone:glycolide 45:55

feed ratio

lactide:glycolide 10:90±5

color

light yellow to tan

color

light yellow to tan

color

-

color

light yellow to tan

shipped in

dry ice

shipped in

dry ice

shipped in

-

shipped in

dry ice

General description

Poly(caprolactone-co-glycolide) (PGCL) is a biodegradable and biocompatible copolymer synthesized from the ring opening polymerization of glycolide and ε-caprolactone. Due to the ester linkages found in the polymer backbone, these copolymers are able to degrade via hydrolysis. Depending on the ratio of monomers used and polymer block structure, different forms of PGCL can be obtained. These differing forms yield materials with different degrees of crystallinity, thermal transitions, solubility, and rates of degradation.

Application

Poly(caprolactone-co-glycolide) (PGCL) is a biodegradable and biocompatible copolymer for use in biomedical research devices, such as implants, sutures, prosthetic devices, scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, micro and nanoparticles. PGA-PCL is also utilized in drug delivery research, such as in the synthesis and application of polymer-drug conjugates.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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