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704105

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Polycaprolactone

average Mn 45,000

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Synonym(s):
2-Oxepanone homopolymer, 6-Caprolactone polymer
Linear Formula:
(C6H10O2)n

form

pellets

Quality Level

melt index

1.8 g/10 min (80 °C, 44 psi)

mol wt

Mn 40,000-50,000
Mw 48,000-90,000
average Mn 45,000

mp

56-64 °C
60 °C (lit.)

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Polycaprolactone average Mn 45,000

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704105

Polycaprolactone

Polycaprolactone average Mn 80,000

Sigma-Aldrich

440744

Polycaprolactone

Polycaprolactone viscosity 0.40 dL/g 

Sigma-Aldrich

900825

Polycaprolactone

Polycaprolactone viscosity 1.7 dL/g 

Sigma-Aldrich

900820

Polycaprolactone

mp

56-64 °C, 60 °C (lit.)

mp

60 °C (lit.)

mp

-

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melt index

1.8 g/10 min (80 °C, 44 psi)

melt index

-

melt index

-

melt index

-

mol wt

Mn 40,000-50,000

mol wt

average Mn 80,000

mol wt

-

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Quality Level

100

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

100

General description

Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a semi-crystalline linear resorbable aliphatic polyester that is composed of repeating units of hexanoate. It has good mechanical properties, miscibility, and biodegradability. PCL is a soft and hard-tissue compatible material that can be used in sutures and drug delivery systems.

Application

PCL can form a nanocomposite with graphene for the fabrication of biodegradable systems for bone tissue engineering.

Features and Benefits

Biodegradable polymer
Non-toxic, biodegradable in soil, broad miscibility, mechanical compatibility with many polymers and good adhesion to a broad spectrum of substrates.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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