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  • Polypeptide-based materials prepared by ring-opening polymerisation of anionic-based alpha-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides: A platform for delivery of bioactive-compounds 

    Tinajero, Ernesto; Kimmins, Scott D; García-Carvajal, Zaira-Yunuen; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon (2021-09)
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    Polymerisation of a-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) is one of the most common techniques to prepare synthetic polypeptides. Of special interest are the NCAs derived from a-amino acids, L-aspartic acid and L-glutamic ...
  • Biobased waterborne polyurethane-ureas modified with POSS-OH for fluorine-free hydrophobic textile coatings 

    Lacruz, Amado; Salvador Ibañez, Mireia; Vidal, Karmele; Goitandia, Amaia; Martinková, Lenka; Kyselka, Martin; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-10-13)
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    Waterborne polyurethane-urea dispersions (WPUD), which are based on fully biobased amorphous polyester polyol and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), have been successfully synthesized obtaining a finishing agent that provides ...
  • Poly(butylene succinate-co-e-caprolactone) copolyesters: Enzymatic synthesis in bulk and thermal properties 

    Núñez Gallego, María; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-08-11)
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    This work explores for the first time the enzymatic synthesis of poly(butylene-co-e-caprolactone) (PBSCL) copolyesters in bulk using commercially available monomers (dimethyl succinate (DMS), 1,4-butanediol (BD), and ...
  • Synthesis, structure, crystallization and mechanical properties of isodimorphic PBS-ran-PCL copolyesters 

    Safari, Maryam; Otaegui, Itziar; Aramburu, Nora; Guerrica-Echevarria, Gonzalo; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Sardon, Haritz; Müller, Alejandro J. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-07-09)
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    Isodimorphic behavior is determined by partial inclusion of comonomer segments within the crystalline structure and arises from the comparatively similar repeating chain units of the parental homopolymers. Isodimorphic ...
  • Biocompatible graft copolymers from bacterial poly(gamma-glutamic acid) and poly(lactic acid) 

    Zaccaria, Cristiana; Cedrati, Valeria; Nitti, Andrea; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; García Álvarez, Montserrat; Chiesa, Enrica; Meli, Massimiliano; Colombo, Giorgio; Pasini, Dario (2021-07-14)
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    We report a novel approach for the modular and convergent construction of biocompatible graft copolymers starting from bacterial poly(¿-glutamic acid)(¿-PGA) and incorporating poly(lactic acid) (PLA). This synthesis strategy ...
  • Biobased waterborne polyurethane-urea/SWCNT nanocomposites for hydrophobic and electrically conductive textile coatings 

    Lacruz Cruz, Amado; Salvador Ibañez, Mireia; Blanco, Miren; Vidal, Karmele; Goitandia, Amaia; Martinková, Lenka; Kyselka, Martin; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-17)
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    Waterborne polyurethane-urea dispersions (WPUD), which are based on 100% bio-based semi-crystalline polyester polyol and isophorone diisocyanate, have been successfully synthesized and doped with single-walled carbon ...
  • Organocatalyzed closed-loop chemical recycling of thermo-compressed films of poly(ethylene furanoate) 

    Gabirondo, Elena; Melendez Rodriguez, Beatriz; Arnal, Carmen; Lagaron, Jose Maria; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Sardon, Haritz; Torres Giner, Sergio (2021-03-14)
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    Monomers obtained from renewable feedstocks have emerged as a sustainable alternative to petroleum derived polymers. One of the biomass derived polyesters that has recently been gaining attention as an alternative to ...
  • Development of fluorine-free waterborne textile finishing agents for anti-stain and solvent-water separation based on low surface energy (co)polymers 

    Lacruz, Amado; Salvador, Mireia; Blanco, Miren; Vidal, Karmele; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon (2021-01-01)
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    Fabric functionalization to obtain omniphobic textiles is an increasing trend due to science and technology push in our current society. Fluorochemicals dominate the water and oil-repellent textile finishing market because ...
  • “Clickable” bacterial poly(gamma-glutamic acid) 

    Cedrati, Valeria; Pacini, Aurora; Nitti, Andrea; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián; Sanyal, Amitav; Pasini, Dario (2020-09-21)
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    Poly(gamma-glutamic acid) (gamma-PGA) is one of the few bacterial polymers in nature; as such, it possesses the added value of a “green birth” (fermentation) and “green death” (biodegradability), which is ideal for sustainable ...
  • Curing kinetics of acrylate-based and 3D printable IPNs 

    Konuray, Ali Osman; Salla Tarragó, José María; Morancho Llena, José María; Fernández Francos, Xavier; García Álvarez, Montserrat; Ramis Juan, Xavier (2020-10-01)
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    In this work, the kinetics of curing of a new family of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) obtained by co-formulation of a photocurable acrylic resin with a thermocurable epoxy/anhydride mixture is studied. The first ...
  • Ring opening polymerization of macrocyclic oligoesters derived from renewable sources 

    Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2020-03-17)
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    Macrocyclic oligoesters (MCOs) derived from biomass such as those prepared from alkylene alkanedioates and 2,5-furandicarboxylates are suitable compounds for ring opening polymerization (ROP) to produce high molecular ...
  • Copolymacrolactones grafted with L-glutamic acid: Synthesis, structure, and nanocarrier properties 

    Tinajero, Ernesto; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-04-24)
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    The enzymatic ring-opening copolymerization (eROP) of globalide (Gl) and pentadecalactone (PDL) was performed in solution from mixtures of the two macrolactones at ratios covering the whole range of comonomeric compositions. ...

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