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Degradation behaviors of electrospun fibrous composites of hydroxyapatite and chemically modified poly( dl-lactide)

Degradation behaviors of electrospun fibrous composites of hydroxyapatite and chemically modified poly( dl-lactide),10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.10.

Degradation behaviors of electrospun fibrous composites of hydroxyapatite and chemically modified poly( dl-lactide)   (Citations: 2)
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It is essential to individually tailor the biodegradability of electrospun fibers and their composites to meet the requirements of specific application. Electrospun poly(dl-lactide) (PDLLA) fibers grafted with functional groups were obtained to induce in situ mineralization of hydroxyapatite (HA), and HA/PDLLA composites were fabricated through hot-pressing of mineralized fibers after layer-by-layer deposition. The degradation behaviors during up to 1 year incubation were clarified for functionalized PDLLA fibers, mineralized HA/PDLLA fibers and hot-pressed composites. The carboxyl and amino groups of electrospun fibers indicated enhancement and alleviation of the autocatalysis effect on the polyester hydrolysis, respectively. The distribution of HA within fiber matrices led quick and strong water absorption, and caused neutralization of the weak acid environment and alleviation of the autocatalysis effect. Due to the location of mineralized HA on the surface of functionalized fibers, significant HA loss and preferential removal of amorphous and low-crystalline apatitic phase were determined during the degradation process. The hot-pressed composites indicated dense structure, small pore size and fusion on the fiber surface, leading significantly lower degradation rate than electrospun fibers and mineralized fibers. Higher degradation rate of matrix polymers and HA loss were shown for hot-pressed composites from mineralized fibers than those from blend electrospun HA/PDLLA fibers. The obtained results should provide solid basis for further applications of functionalized PDLLA fibers, mineralized fibers and fibrous composites in biomedical areas.
Journal: Polymer Degradation and Stability - POLYM DEGRAD STABIL , vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 114-122, 2011
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