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Synthesis and characterization of polyanhydride for local BCNU delivery carriers.


PMID 15912003

Abstract

p-Carboxyphenoxy propane (CPP) prepolymer consisting of 4 units and sebacic acid (SA) prepolymer consisting of about 10 units were synthesized by reacting CPP and SA in the presence of excess acetic anhydride, respectively. Polyanhydride, poly(CPP-SA) copolymers were copolymerized by a melt polycondensation process with a mixture of CPP and SA prepolymer. Copolymers of average molecular weight up to 110,000 g/mol were achieved. The crystallinity of poly(CPP-SA) copolymers was decreased by the addition of the CPP homopolymer segment to SA homopolymer. Poly(CPP-SA) copolymers gradually degraded for period of 10 days. No large difference of weight loss observed according to molecular weight variation of poly(CPP-SA) copolymers. BCNU release from wafers fabricated by poly(CPP-SA) showed a sustained release pattern with no initial burst and delay of drug release.

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