April Promotion - Biodegradable Polymers


  • Featured Products*

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)

  • CAS Numbers: 26680-10-4 (D,L), 33135-50-1 (L)

The most common biodegradable polymer for medical devices. Offers structural stability and a biodegradation timeline of 6-24 months.

Catalog # Lactide
Stereocenter
IV midpoint
(dL/g)
Terminal Group
(R)
26267 D,L 0.20 acid
22505 D,L 0.20 ester
16585 D,L 0.40 ester
23976 D,L 2.00 ester
18580 L 0.15 ester
06529 L 1.00 ester
18402 L 1.80 ester
18582 L 5.00 ester
21512 L 6.50 ester

Poly(lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)

  • CAS Numbers: 26780-50-7 (D,L), 30846-39-0 (L)

The addition of glycolide subunits allows for the physiological lifetime of polylactides to be finely tuned. Typically, 50/50 will have the most rapid breakdown in physiological conditions.

Catalog # Lactide
Stereocenter
Glycolide mol% IV midpoint
(dL/g)
Terminal Group
(R)
19076 D,L 10 0.2 ester
23989 D,L 15 0.6 ester
19077 D,L 20 0.2 ester
26268 D,L 25 0.2 acid
25107 D,L 25 0.65 ester
19247 D,L 30 0.2 ester
26269 D,L 50 0.2 acid
26270 D,L 50 0.4 acid
23986 D,L 50 0.6 ester
23987 D,L 50 1 ester
16587 L 30 0.2 ester

Polycaprolactone (PCL)

  • CAS Number: 24980-41-4

Commonly used in modeling and prototyping due to its low melting point and easy handling. Used in medicine as a more stable, flexible alternative to PLA/PLGA.

Catalog # Approximate MW Form
19561 43,000 pellets
25090 50,000 powder
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