Study on Synthesis and Characterization of Unsaturated Poly (ester-amide) as Bone Fixation Materials

Document Type: Research Article

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New Low-Carbon Green Building Materials Institute, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jinggangshan University, Ji’an, Jiangxi 343009, P.R. CHINA

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A new type of unsaturated poly ester-amide was prepared by melt polycondensation and characterized completely. Influence of heat treatment conditions and cross-linking content on mechanical and degradation properties of unsaturated polyester-amide were studied. Results suggested that the newly synthesized unsaturated poly(ester-amide) possessed good heat stabilization properties. Mechanical and degradation properties of cross-linked poly (ester-amide) were determined by heat treatment conditions and cross-linker content. Different initiation-accelerating agent systems and their content differences have an insignificant influence on the cross-linking time at Room Temperature (RT). Increasing heat treatment time increased the retention rate of mechanical properties during the degradation process and decreased hydrolysis rate in alkaline solution.

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