Crystallization of Biodegradable Poly (ε-caprolactone) Thin Films

Crystallization of Biodegradable Poly (ε-caprolactone) Thin Films

September 12, 2018

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location

Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

September 17, 2018, 10:45 am (Length: 1 hour 15 minutes)

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Julia Albert, PhD, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tulane University

Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is a semicrystalline, hydrophobic, biodegradable polymer with applications in biomedical engineering including antiadhesion biomaterial films, drug delivery media and others. Degree of crystallinity, crystal morphology and crystallite size are known to affect the biodegradation profile of PCL fibers and films by enzymes, so morphological control is important to designing PCL coatings and films. The Albert Lab is interested in how morphological control can be achieved through confinement during crystal growth.

Host: ASU School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy