Novel biodegradable shape-memory elastomers with drug-releasing capabilities

M. Concepcion Serrano, Luis Carbajal, Guillermo Antonio Ameer

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Novel polydiolcitrate elastomers with thermally induced shape-memory properties are synthesized. These thermoresponsive polymers can be prepared as films or porous 3D sponges. Above their transition temperature, these materials display an elastomeric behavior, but below their transition temperature they have a glassy state. This thermally induced transition allows for the acquisition of their dual shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2211-2215
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 17 2011


  • aliphatic diols
  • drug delivery
  • elastomers
  • polydiolcitrates
  • shape-memory materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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