Biomaterials based on 'pseudo'-poly(amino acids). A study of tyrosine derived polyiminocarbonates

S. Pulapura, J. Kohn

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In an attempt to circumvent the limitations of poly(amino acids), the authors have recently prepared a series of synthetic pseudo-poly(amino acids). In these materials the conventional peptide bonds was replaced by a variety of 'non-amide' linkages. 'Backbone Modification' as opposed to 'Side Chain Modification' represents a new approach that has not yet been explored in detail. Preliminary results indicate that 'pseudo'-poly(amino acids) tend to retain the low toxicity often associated with conventional poly(amino acids) while at the same time exhibiting significantly improved material properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1990
EventPapers Presented at the Boston, Massachusetts Meeting of ACS 1989 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 22 1989Apr 27 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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