- Leong, Kam W., Poly(phosphoesters) as biomaterials,
Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, vol. 31 no. 1
pp. 251 - .
(last updated on 2007/04/13)
In designing new biomaterials for various biomedical applications, the author has been working on a class of polymers which contain a phosphorus ester linkage in the backbone. These polymers are potentially biodegradable because of the physiologically labile phosphorus ester linkage in the backbone. Theoretically the polymer would break down into phosphate, a diol, and another alcohol if the side chain is a phosphate ester bond. Most of the physical and biological characterizations have been performed on the bisphenol-A based poly(phosphoesters).