Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory

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Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory. / Worch, Joshua C; Weems, Andrew C; Yu, Jiayi; Arno, Maria C; Wilks, Thomas R; Huckstepp, Robert T R; O'Reilly, Rachel K; Becker, Matthew L; Dove, Andrew P.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 11, No. 1, 3250, 26.06.2020.

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title = "Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory",
abstract = "Biocompatible polymers are widely used in tissue engineering and biomedical device applications. However, few biomaterials are suitable for use as long-term implants and these examples usually possess limited property scope, can be difficult to process, and are non-responsive to external stimuli. Here, we report a class of easily processable polyamides with stereocontrolled mechanical properties and high-fidelity shape memory behaviour. We synthesise these materials using the efficient nucleophilic thiol-yne reaction between a dipropiolamide and dithiol to yield an α,β - unsaturated carbonyl moiety along the polymer backbone. By rationally exploiting reaction conditions, the alkene stereochemistry is modulated between 35-82% cis content and the stereochemistry dictates the bulk material properties such as tensile strength, modulus, and glass transition. Further access to materials possessing a broader range of thermal and mechanical properties is accomplished by polymerising a variety of commercially available dithiols with the dipropiolamide monomer.",
author = "Worch, {Joshua C} and Weems, {Andrew C} and Jiayi Yu and Arno, {Maria C} and Wilks, {Thomas R} and Huckstepp, {Robert T R} and O'Reilly, {Rachel K} and Becker, {Matthew L} and Dove, {Andrew P}",
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AU - Worch, Joshua C

AU - Weems, Andrew C

AU - Yu, Jiayi

AU - Arno, Maria C

AU - Wilks, Thomas R

AU - Huckstepp, Robert T R

AU - O'Reilly, Rachel K

AU - Becker, Matthew L

AU - Dove, Andrew P

PY - 2020/6/26

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N2 - Biocompatible polymers are widely used in tissue engineering and biomedical device applications. However, few biomaterials are suitable for use as long-term implants and these examples usually possess limited property scope, can be difficult to process, and are non-responsive to external stimuli. Here, we report a class of easily processable polyamides with stereocontrolled mechanical properties and high-fidelity shape memory behaviour. We synthesise these materials using the efficient nucleophilic thiol-yne reaction between a dipropiolamide and dithiol to yield an α,β - unsaturated carbonyl moiety along the polymer backbone. By rationally exploiting reaction conditions, the alkene stereochemistry is modulated between 35-82% cis content and the stereochemistry dictates the bulk material properties such as tensile strength, modulus, and glass transition. Further access to materials possessing a broader range of thermal and mechanical properties is accomplished by polymerising a variety of commercially available dithiols with the dipropiolamide monomer.

AB - Biocompatible polymers are widely used in tissue engineering and biomedical device applications. However, few biomaterials are suitable for use as long-term implants and these examples usually possess limited property scope, can be difficult to process, and are non-responsive to external stimuli. Here, we report a class of easily processable polyamides with stereocontrolled mechanical properties and high-fidelity shape memory behaviour. We synthesise these materials using the efficient nucleophilic thiol-yne reaction between a dipropiolamide and dithiol to yield an α,β - unsaturated carbonyl moiety along the polymer backbone. By rationally exploiting reaction conditions, the alkene stereochemistry is modulated between 35-82% cis content and the stereochemistry dictates the bulk material properties such as tensile strength, modulus, and glass transition. Further access to materials possessing a broader range of thermal and mechanical properties is accomplished by polymerising a variety of commercially available dithiols with the dipropiolamide monomer.

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