Enabling New Approaches: Recent Advances in Processing Aliphatic Polycarbonate-Based Materials. Academic Article uri icon


  • Aliphatic polycarbonates (aPCs) have become increasingly popular as functional materials due to their biocompatibility and capacity for on-demand degradation. Advances in polymerization techniques and the introduction of new functional monomers have expanded the library of aPCs available, offering a diverse range of chemical compositions and structures. To accommodate the emerging requirements of new applications in biomedical and energy-related fields, various manufacturing techniques have been adopted for processing aPC-based materials. However, a summary of these techniques has yet to be conducted. The aim of this paper is to enrich the toolbox available to researchers, enabling them to select the most suitable technique for their materials. In this paper, a concise review of the recent progress in processing techniques, including controlled self-assembly, electrospinning, additive manufacturing, and other techniques, is presented. We also highlight the specific challenges and opportunities for the sustainable growth of this research area and the successful integration of aPCs in industrial applications.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 7.05

author list (cited authors)

  • Wei, P., Bhat, G. A., & Darensbourg, D. J.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Wei, Peiran||Bhat, Gulzar A||Darensbourg, Donald J

publication date

  • August 2023