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Sigma-Aldrich

Polycaprolactone

average Mn 45,000

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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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.

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

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

13 - Non 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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