The long-range order of some bioerodable polyesteramides based on a desaminotyrosyl [Thermochim Acta 396 (2003) 141; Polym Adv Technol 13 (2002) 926; J Am Chem Soc 119 (1997) 4553] diol monomer has been investigated. The order is mesogenic, best described as a 'condis crystal' or smectic-like. In all cases where long-range order is present, ordered H bonds between amide groups are observed. The order stabilizes the polymer to dimensional change and mechanical relaxation under biorelevant conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry
- Hydrogen bonding
- Mesogenic bioerodable polyesteramide