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Controlled synthesis of amphiphilic biodegradable polylactide-grafted dextran copolymers

Abstract : The whole controlled synthesis of novel amphiphilic polylactide (PLA)-grafted dextran copolymers was achieved. The control of the architecture of suchbiodegradable and potentially biocompatible copolymers has required a three-step synthesis based on the “grafting from” concept. The first step consisted of the partial silylation of the dextran hydroxyl groups. This protection step was followed by the ring-opening polymerization of D,L-lactide initiated from the remaining OH functions of the partially silylated polysaccharide. The third step involved the silylether group deprotection under very mild conditions. Based on previous studies, in which the control of the first step was achieved, this study is focused on the last two steps. Experimental conditions were investigated to ensure a controlled polymerization of D,L-lactide, in terms of grafting efficiency, graft length, and transesterification limitation. After polymerization, the final step was studied in order to avoid degradation of both polysaccharide backbone and polyester grafts. The chemical stability of dextran backbone was checked throughout each step of the synthesis. PLA-grafted dextrans and PLA-grafted (silylated dextrans) were proved to adopt a core-shell conformation invarious solvents. Furthermore, preliminary experiments on the potential use of these amphiphilic grafted copolymers as liquid/liquid interface stabilizers were performed
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Cécile Nouvel, Philippe Dubois, Edith Dellacherie, J.L. Six. Controlled synthesis of amphiphilic biodegradable polylactide-grafted dextran copolymers. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Wiley, 2004, 42 (11), pp.2577-2588. ⟨10.1002/pola.20100⟩. ⟨hal-00077749⟩



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