Synthesis of biomedical polyurethanes
Polyurethanes have been employed as biomaterials for several decades, because of their tunable mechanical properties, processability, and good biocompatibility. In our group, a library of biodegradable and bio-stable segmented polyurethanes has been synthesized and characterized. The introduction of soft segments of variable chemistry and composition leads to polymers exhibiting a diverse range of physical and chemical properties. Surface functionalization is achieved through the insertion of starting reagents bearing active functional groups, physical adsorption and through plasma technique.