Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Science
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A two-step approach will be utilized to synthesize random polyolefin multiblock-copolymers. This strategy takes advantage of a,w-terminated telechelic polyolefins. Polypropylene (iPP)/polyethylene (PE) are picked because of their strength, and polyisobutylene (PIB) because of its hemocompatibility. This copolymer is theorized to make for robust bio-inert plastic, which can be used for surgical mesh implants.
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Labib, Manwel, "Sequential Block Copolymers of Polyisobutylene and Polyolefins" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1609.