Gradient versus End-Capped Degradable Polymer Sequence Variations Result in Stiff to Elastic Photochemically 3D-Printed Substrates.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Additive manufacturing affords the construction of complex scaffolds for tissue engineering, yet the limitation in material choice remains a barrier to clinical translation. Herein, a series of poly(propylene fumarate-co -propylene succinate) were synthesized using both one-pot and sequential ring-opening copolymerization reactions. Continuous liquid interface production-based photochemical 3D printing utilizing thiol-ene chemistry was used to fabricate precise structures with improved build time over the traditional poly(propylene fumarate)/diethyl fumarate 3D printing processes. Significantly, the materials do not exhibit a yield point under tension and Young's modulus of the 3D printed products can be tuned by more than 2 orders of magnitude (0.6-110 MPa) using polymer composition and the degree of polymerization. Printed constructs degrade fully under hydrolytic conditions and degradation rates can be tailored using polymer composition, polymer sequence, and resin formulation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shin, Y; Becker, ML

Published Date

  • May 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2106 - 2115

PubMed ID

  • 35471033

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-4602

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-7797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.biomac.2c00103


  • eng