ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Properties of poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) film modified by blending with polyurethane
Guo-Quan Zhu, Fa-Gang Wang, Hong-Sheng Tan, Qiao-Chun Gao, and Yu-Ying Liu
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049, China
Abstract: A number of poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)/polyurethane (PLGA/PU) blend films with various PU mole contents were prepared by casting the polymer blend solution in chloroform. The surface morphologies of the PLGA/PU blend films were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The thermal, mechanical and chemical properties of the PLGA/PU blend films were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), tensile tests and surface contact angle tests. The results revealed that the introduction of PU could markedly modify the properties of PLGA films.
Keywords: morphology – properties – PLGA/PU blend film – SEM – DSC – TGA
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Chemical Papers 68 (2) 246–252 (2014)