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Polycaprolactone

average Mw ~14,000, average Mn ~10,000 by GPC

Synonym: 2-Oxepanone homopolymer, 6-Caprolactone polymer

  • Linear Formula (C6H10O2)n

  •  NACRES NA.23

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Properties

Related Categories 3D Printing Materials for Research and Development, Biodegradable Polymers, Biodegradeable Polymers for 3D Printing, Caprolactone Polymers, Homopolymers,
form   flakes or chunk(s)
mol wt   average Mn ~10,000 by GPC
  average Mw ~14,000
viscosity   400-1000 mPa.s, 50 wt. % in xylene
mp   60 °C (lit.)
transition temp   Tg −60 °C
density   1.146 g/mL at 25 °C

Description

General description

Polycaprolactone is a α,ω-dihydroxy functional polymer.

Application

Polycaprolactone may find use as an extrusion aid, die lubricant, mold release, pigment and filler dispersion aid and polyester segments in urethanes and block polyesters.

Packaging

5, 250, 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.

Physical form

α,ω-dihydroxy functional polymer.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

3D Printing of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites

3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing that can be used to rapidly fabricate components with highly customizable geometries, most typically using a layer-by-layer fabrication process. 3D pri...
Zhenyu Bo* (Ph.D Candidate at Northwestern University) and Jia Choi*, PhD, Product Manager


*Materials Science Product Management Team, MilliporeSigma, Milwaukee, WI.
Keywords: Deposition, Nanomaterials, Nanotubes

Biodegradable Aliphatic Polyesters for Drug Delivery

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080 2Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080 *Email: mihaela@utdal...
Vasanthy Karmegam,1 Pooneh Soltantabar,2 Erika Joy L. Calubaquib,1 Ruvanthi N. Kularatne,1 Mihaela C. Stefan1,2*
Material Matters, 2017, 12.2
Keywords: Bacterial conjugations, Biochemistry, Cancer, Catalysis, Clinical, Degradations, Electron spin resonance, Polymerization reactions, Reductions, Ring-opening polymerization, Solvents, Vitamins

Biomaterials Tutorial

Biocompatible Polymers Biodegradable Polymers Crosslinkers Biocompatible Inorganic Materials Supramolecular Chemistry
Keywords: Agriculture, Antimicrobials, Biomaterials, Ceramics, Chromatography, Cosmetics, Degradations, Diffusion, Environmental, Genomics, Germination, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Polymerization reactions, Proteomics, Reductions

Bioprinting for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Chi-Chun Pan,1,2 Arnaud Bruyas,1 Yunzhi Peter Yang1,3,4 Departments of 1Orthopedic Surgery, 2Mechanical Engineering, 3Materials Science and Engineering, and 4Bioengineering Stanford University, 300 P...
Chi-Chun Pan, Arnaud Bruyas, Yunzhi Peter Yang
Material Matters, 2016, 11.2
Keywords: Biomaterials, Cancer, Cell attachment, Clinical, Deposition, Growth factors, Pharmaceutical

Three-Dimensional Printing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Helena N. Chia, Ph.D.,1* Benjamin M. Wu, D.D.S, Ph.D.1,2* 1Department of Bioengineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA 2Division of Advanced ...
Keywords: Biomaterials, Ceramics, Chromatin immunoprecipitation, Deposition, Diagnostic Imaging, Diffusion, Growth factors, Materials Science, Melting, Polymerization reactions, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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