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Polymeric Biomaterials Made with Green Chemistry Approaches
Professor Julian X. X. Zhu, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal
Abstract: To improve the biocompatibility and bioacceptance of polymers used for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, we have used natural biological compounds in the design and preparation of a variety of new polymers for use as biomaterials. These polymers include self-healing hydrogels and degradable elastomers with shape-memory properties. We also adopt green chemistry approaches in the synthesis of degradable polyesters using immobilized enzymes as catalysts.
Bibliography: Julian Zhu is a professor of chemistry at Université de Montréal. He held a Canada Research Chair in polymeric biomaterials and now holds a Université de Montréal Chair. His team works on the research and development of new polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. He is a co-author of over 260 scientific publications and several patents. He also received the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.
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