Hydrolysis degradation of star-shaped poly-L-lactide

Soo Hyun Kim, Young Ha Kim

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The poly-L-lactide was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide with stannous octoate. Star-shaped poly-L-lactide was also prepared by the addition of pentaerythritol. The hydrolysis degradation behavior of linear and star-shaped poly-L-lactides was investigated. The star polymer showed a lower decrease rate of molecular weight than the linear one in the initial stage since it has multi chain arms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-534
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrolysis
  • Polylactide
  • Star-shaped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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