The biopolymers which disintegrate by themselves in biological systems during a certain period of time by enzymatic hydrolysis and to some extent by oxidation are called biodegradable polymers.
It is a copolymer of 3-hydronypentanoic acid in which monomer unit are connected by the ester linkage.
- It is used in especially packaging orthopaedic devices and in controlled drug release.
- Poly (glycolic acid) (lactic acid): This copolymer is called dendtron.
It is used for:
- For stitching of wounds after an operation.
- It is used for the body securing purposes.
It is an alternating polyamide glycine (containing two carbon atoms) and amionocaproicacid and 6-aminohexanioc acid (containing six carbon atoms).
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