4-Dibenzocyclooctynol (DIBO) as an initiator for poly(ε-caprolactone): Copper-free clickable polymer and nanofiber-based scaffolds

Jukuan Zheng, Sibai Xie, Fei Lin, Geng Hua, Tianyi Yu, Darrell H. Reneker, Matthew L. Becker

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Abstract

Utilization of 4-dibenzocyclooctynol (DIBO) as an initiator for the ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone yields well-defined, high molecular weight poly(ε-caprolactone) end functionalized with DIBO (DIBO-PCL). Nanofibers bearing reactive DIBO groups were generated via electrospinning and functionalized post-fabrication with azide-tethered molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2215-2218
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 7 2013

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