Glass transition behaviour and its crystallinity dependence of PLLA studied by DSC

J. F. Mano, Ribelles J.L. Gómez, N. M. Alves, Sanchez M. Salmerón

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The glass transition dynamics was analyzed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in the poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) material either in a near-amorphous (NA) state or with a high crystallinity level. The crystallization kinetics of PLLA was also analyzed by both differential DSC and optical microscopy. The PLLA material was synthesized using conventional polycondensation procedures. Both conventional and temperature modulated DSC were found to be suitable to describe the crystallization kinetics and melting of PLLA, that may be used in the processing of this material with a desired crystallinity degree.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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