Accordingly, the treatment induced a relevant decrease of the water absorption rate of the stone substrates. As an example, aliphatic poly(ester urethane)s containing random 50/50 ɛ-caprolactone/l-lactide copolymer segments, 1,4-butanediol and 1,4-butanediisocyanate were synthesized and used to prepare porous structures for meniscus reconstruction [246]. The effect of the degree of crosslinking on properties … Wolfe (1982) attributed high resilience to thick cell edges, and a proportion of closed cells in PU foams. 7.2. Topics include polyurethanes in analytical chemistry applications from sorbent foams to conductive materials and sensors; biomedical polyurethane-based materials and blocked polyurethanes … These cues are represented by surface roughness, pores, grooves, wells, and pillars and can be used to guide cell behavior in terms of adhesion, alignment, and motility. Chemical crosslinks were introduced through the hard segment in a controlled way. Phase separation … The metering cylinders are filled and moved into the correct position to be activated. By varying the nature of these components, we can create numerous formulas and combinations of properties. Among the hybrid coatings, bionanocomposites based on poly-l-lactide (PLA) and MMT nanoparticles were successfully employed for the protection of Marmara marble surfaces under acidic atmosphere (Ocak et al., 2015). It was observed that the coating generates a significant reduction of the gypsum crust thickness highlighting that PLA-based films are proper agents for the marble surface protection. As further new kinds of polyurethane are being developed, it is important to expand our understanding on the relationship between the polyurethane structure and its biocompatibility, which will help us to design the new polyurethane materials or modify the existing materials based on our needs. Among them, soft lithography is used to structure the surface. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the properties, structure and applications of polyurethane. In the polymer chain, hard and soft segments are alternately arranged. On the contrary, the hybrid films exhibited an efficient antigraffiti performance even after eight staining/cleaning cycles (ΔE range between 6 and 8 and between 2 and 4 for Fluorolink P56/MMT and Fluorolink P56/O-MMT, respectively). Cut cell boundaries consisting of linked faces and vertices. The most used techniques to obtain grooved surfaces are photolithography for micrometric features and e-beam lithography for nanometric ones. Laminar flow is desired for mold filling and high part quality. T.J. Touchet, E.M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, in Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials, 2016. Polyurethane structure and properties can be tuned by selection of the specific chemistries of the reactants as well as additives. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. To this end, key structure–property relationships of biodegradable polyurethanes are discussed. After demolding the part may be “post-cured” to continue the reaction and improve properties. Polyurethanes (PU) represent a wide family of polymeric materials since the starting reagents (diisocyanate, polyols, and chain extenders), and ratios among them, can be varied to obtain different properties. The relationship between blood response and hard/ soft segment concentrations was also confirmed with Biomer™12 and other studies, which showed that the hard segments of PUs were highly thrombogenic in platelet retention experiments (Lelah et al., 1985; Takahara et al., 1985). There is also some closed cell material, part of the extra PU used to bond the chips together. Patterns of proteins have been fabricated on glass or polystyrene surfaces via microcontact printing and laminin stripes have been patterned using the same technique on polymeric films for the subsequent adhesion of cardiomyocytes [50] or neurons [51]. Many processing technologies allow for the fabrication of scaffolds with the features requested for SMR (e.g., strict control of structural, physico-chemical, and mechanical properties, Tables 7.1 and 7.2). DOI: 10.1080/00222348.2011.562091. The reaction also leads to shrinkage. They can be thermosetting or thermoplastic, rigid and hard or flexible and soft. Their molecular structure is determined by the compo-nents used in the polymerization reaction and on stoichiometry, and they phase separate during the reaction forming a supermolecular structure [6–10]. Among PLA copolymers, poly-l-lactide/trimethylene carbonate (PLLA-TMC) can be considered for SMR, as its mechanical properties are more suitable for muscle regeneration (e.g., lower Young's modulus) than the other medical-grade commercially available biodegradable synthetic polymers [8]. The chapter gives an introduction to the polyurethane (PU) polymer, its synthesis and its structure. To direct skeletal muscle growth, biomimetic scaffolds must facilitate cell alignment, promote skeletal muscle formation, and stimulate vascularization and innervation [1]. This method evidences some advantages compared to other methods able to fabricate nanostructures, such as electrospinning. These polymers have a typical segment structure specific to PU elastomers. They can be fibers, and they can be adhesives. DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2019.04.030. For example, attempts to accelerate cure with an increase in mold temperature may also decrease the elasticity of the part, adversely affecting the demolding process. Electrospinning (Fig. The cell edges were in general thicker, and more cell faces were intact, which decreased the air-flow rate through the foam by a factor of 5 compared with a slabstock foam. Microscopy images showed that gypsum crystals completely cover the uncoated marble surface after 180 days of exposure to SO2 saturated atmosphere. These values are comparable, so the foam density differences are mainly due to variation in the vertex content. Capillary force lithography (CFL) and solvent-assisted CFL can be also used for the fabrication of nanopatterned substrates [45,56,57]. Fig. Face holes. They just pop up everywhere. As we already know from in vitro results that the surface plays a very important role in the bio-compatibility of polyurethanes, is it also true for in vivo? Santerre, at the University of Toronto, recently reported a polar/hydrophobic/ionic polyurethane (D-PHI) based on lysine diisocyanate (LDI) (McBane et al., 2011). The resulting polymers are segmented block copolymers with the polyol providing a low glass transition temperature (i.e., <25°C) soft segment and the diisocyanate component, often combined with a hydrocarbon chain extender, providing the hard segment (Structure 18.8). Finally, they concluded that commercially available polyurethanes provided an unfavorable support for colonization of patient-derived HSVEC, which demanded a surface modification. RF for the Pudgee foam is 0.09 while that for the Royal Medica foam is 0.08. (a) Interference pattern from a flexible PU foam cell face with light of wave length 700 nm and (b) thickness contours of the face. Of course there are also drawbacks: materials handling and heat transfer are more complex for RIM due to the reactive nature of the process, and the materials that can be easily adapted to this process is more limited. Often one tank, recirculation and metering system feed multiple mold via multiple mixheads. 7.3. Materials should degrade in vivo so as to avoid the onset of infections associated with the protracted presence of foreign materials in the human body. Kamila Mizera, Joanna Ryszkowska. In particular, the gypsum thickness of PLA/MMT-coated marble is c. two times lower with respect to that of the marble treated with pure biopolymer. Careful design of the silicone-polyurethane copolymer structure is important for obtaining a coating with favorable surface, mechanical, and adhesive properties. For SMR, one of the most important features of electrospinning is the fiber alignment control. Intended as nonbiodegradable coatings, polyurethanes fell out of favor with the failure of pacemaker leads and breast implant coatings. (1990) attributed the more-linear IFD vs. deflection graphs of Union Carbide Ultracell foams to a range of cell sizes, hence a range of cell strengths, so the foam structure collapses progressively. Elucidation of the biodegradation mechanism and its dependence on the polyurethane structure and composition have led to the development of biodegradable polyurethanes for a variety of tissue-engineering applications such as meniscal reconstruction [243], myocardial repair [244], and vascular tissues [245]. Fitzgerald et al. As a medical device or implant, the evaluation of biocompatibility is essential, and good biocompatibility is the minimum requirement for any medical device. They’re exceptional in combining rigid plastics strength with rubber flexibility and elasticity. Structure and properties of the polyurethane and polyurethane foam synthesized from castor oil polyols Uldis Stirna, Brigita Lazdiņa, Dzintra Vilsone, Maria J Lopez, María del Carmen Vargas-Garcia, Francisca Suárez-Estrella, and Joaquin Moreno Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Some problems are still open, because of the inability to provide the adequate oxygen and nutrient supply within the thickness of the porous scaffold. Structure and Shape Memory Properties of Polyurethane Copolymers Having Urethane Chains as Soft Segments. Figure 3.73. An overview of the effects of structural components, such as soft segment chemistry, hard segment chemistry, and hard segment content, on mechanical properties and degradation rate is provided. Rather, it is a mixture of at least two low viscosity (~1 Pas) reactants. The features that affect air flow are the size and number of holes in cell faces, their orientation and spacing, and the cell size. The volume fraction of polymer in vertices is approximately equal to the area fraction AV measured on sections. Based on these very important findings, a lot of modification work has been done to improve the biocompatibility of polyurethane. Two series of segmented polyurethanes, one containing 50% soft segments and the other with 70% soft segments were synthesized. There are two reactant tanks, the contents of which recirculate through the system. The slabstock process for PU flexible open-cell foam produces some scrap, which is diced into pieces of 5–10 mm diameter. Hence, optimally designed microenvironment is necessary to allow cells to interact with host cell, promoting therapeutic benefits in the damaged regions. The polymer/nanoclay hybrids were applied to the LS specimens by brushing. Both pristine MMT and organically modified MMT (O-MMT) with high content of quaternary ammonium salt were investigated as fillers of the Fluorolink P56 matrix. The sheet normal direction is vertical (Fitzgerald et al., 2004). In addition, PCL copolymers with PGA and PLA were investigated to better control scaffold degradation and mechanical properties (Table 7.2). Polyurethane (PU)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites were synthesized with organically modified layered silicates (organoclays) by in situ polymerization and foams were prepared by a batch process. The biocompatibility of polyurethane has been extensively investigated by researchers, which includes the evaluation of in vitro (cell compatibility, toxicity, mutagenicity, as well as additional in vitro tests for a specific application, which will guarantee the function and innocuousness of the device) and in vivo tests. Interestingly, the presence of MMT nanoparticles improves the PLA protection efficiency on the marble surfaces. Chemical polyurethane networks were characterized by swelling. A combination of printed cell-repellent and cell-adhesive molecules could also be used to guide cell adhesion onto a patterned area of the surface. The most important difference is that the liquid injected into the mold solidifies by reaction, not by cooling. PUs are good candidates for SMR (Table 7.2) because their mechanical and structural control can be adjusted to suitably influence cell phenotype and enable physiologic muscle function [24]. In contrast the cells in conventional foams have a narrow cell and diameter distribution, consequently all the cells collapse in compression within a narrow load range (see Chapter 5). Under pressure during injection, these bubbles compress, but then they reexpand in the molded part, compensating for shrinkage. SEM of PU foams: (a) Royal Medica, (b) Pudgee, (c) Sunmate soft, and (d) Sunmate medium. Fig. Polyurethane's mechanical properties can be isolated and manipulated through creative chemistry which creates a number of unique opportunities to solve problems with performance characteristics unequaled in any other material. Where the section passes through a hole in face, the hole is filled in to complete the cell perimeter. Herrington and Hock (1997) show SEM photos of moulded foams after they have been crushed. (1988). For RIM, shrinkage is compensated by a different mechanism. Thermoplastic polyurethane, often abbreviated to TPU, is a class of polyurethane which are made up of thermoplastic elastomers. As an example, the poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) copolymer, PLGA, is one of the most studied materials in SMR, due to the no-toxic degradation products and a favorable interaction with cells (e.g., adhesion, proliferation, and new tissue formation) [15,38]. Main Properties of Biomaterials and Scaffolds Designed for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, Macroporous structure → cell migration, Combination of different materials → desirable physico-chemical and mechanical properties, Contact guidance for alignment and fusion of myoblasts, Structural parameters can be easily varied. The much denser Pudgee foam has a different microstructure in which the bubbles maintain their spherical shape. On the contrary, the surface of the treated marbles rarely presents some small gypsum crystals. 7.3) or stencil micropatterning are under investigation for surface assembling of proteins in order to guide cell behavior. During the curing stage, the elastic modulus of the part increases. 7.5) [55]. Polyurethane, any of a class of synthetic resinous, fibrous, or elastomeric compounds belonging to the family of organic polymers made by the reaction of diisocyanates (organic compounds containing two functional groups of structure ―NCO) with other difunctional compounds such as glycols. For that reason, other materials are now under investigation for the production of oriented porous scaffolds [39,44,46,58]. The features of microgrooved patterns have to be optimized to promote cell adhesion, differentiation, and alignment so to regenerate a functional skeletal muscle tissue. Boretos and Lyman first claimed the blood biocompatibility of polyurethane elastomers (Boretos and Pierce, 1968; Lyman et al., 1971). Biocompatibility, by definition, is the extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material elicits an immune or other response in a recipient and the ability to co-exist with living organisms without harming them (McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 2002). 4.2). Figure 2.15. These other polymers are also formed by a two-part reaction in the RIM process. The Sunmate slow-recovery foams, from Dynamic Systems Inc (Leicester, NC, USA), respond to a heat stimulus by softening; this is claimed to relieve localised high sitting pressures. Polyurethanes (PUR) are one of the largest classes of polymers with properties that can be tailored over a wide range for a large number of application. The results showed that after 45–60 days from the operation, limbs with polyurethane nerve guides showed the same behavior as intact limbs (full recovery), and that the recovery process started to be evident from the 15th day. Polyurethanes(PUs)areuniquepolymer materialswith a wide range of physical and chemical properties. At temperatures below the T g of the hard phase the rigid segments, acting as physical cross-links , provide mechanical strength to the bulk material. SEM of unloaded chip foam of density Il3 kgm−3 from a judo mat (Mills, 2003). Skeletal muscle tissue engineering: methods to form skeletal myotubes and their applications. The whole spectrum from open- to closed-cell structures is possible; holes in the middle of faces can vary in size, or there can be a combination of open and closed faces. Hence, for the Sunmate foams with R = 0.07, the face relative volumes RF are 0.05–0.06. Segmented polyurethane prepared from a diisocyanate, OCN-R-NCO; a chain extender, HO-R′-OH; and a polyol building block. A variety of biomaterials are investigated for the fabrication of scaffolds serving as synthetic ECM, to provide an adequate substrate for cell population's colonization and tissue regeneration. In the wet Kelvin foam model, the edge breadth at mid-length bmin can be related to the edge length L and the foam relative density R. Equation (1.10) gives a similar relationship if the edges have a constant cross-section. Successful design of biodegradable polyurethane devices depends on balancing the mechanical property requirements and the desired degradation rate. British Vita (Kay Metzeler, Ashton-under-Lyne) is a major UK source of such remoulded (or ‘chip’) PU foam. Incorporation of hydrolytically or enzymatically cleavable moieties into the polyurethane structure confers biodegradability; however, these modifications can also affect other physical properties. L. Altomare, ... M. Cristina Tanzi, in Bio-Instructive Scaffolds for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2017. Particularly, antigraffiti tests were conducted on Lecce stone (LS), which is a fossiliferous biocalcarenite widely used by architects and sculptors during the Baroque period. Structure of segmented polyurethanes. The hard and soft phases are shown, which determine the properties of the bulk material. Based on the above examples, we can see that some polyurethanes present very good in vivo biocompatibility. Dawei Zhang, Yanju Liu, Kai Yu, Jinsong Leng. A wide range of physical and mechanical properties have been realized with commercial polyurethanes. In particular, when PDMS is used, plasma treatment and surface coating (e.g., with gelatin) are looked-for to promote cell adhesion and proliferation. However, most sections of a cell are smaller than its maximum cross-section. (2005) measured the edge width variation in a PU foam (Fig. What is urethane catalyst? Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 1.3), while Figure 2.12 shows the face thickness distribution measured from interference patterns of monochromatic light. In our previous study, we found that by incorporation of POSS (polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes) into polyurethane, the surface tension decreased and surface morphology changed, which supported the mouse stem cell differentiation and proliferation (Guo et al., 2010). With well- designed combinations of monomeric materials, PUs can be tailored to meet diversified demands of various applications such as coatings, adhesives, fibers, thermoplastic elasto- mers, and foams. The area fraction of solid polymer (mainly in vertices) AV in the sampled cross-section. Structure 18.8. Hence, fiber alignment (unidirectional orientation) results in anisotropic mechanical properties of the scaffold that should be more appropriate for mimicking the native stress conditions in skeletal muscle. Pereira et al. The microstructure of HR foams (Kleiner et al., 1984) contains a range of cell sizes (Fig. In particular, some studies are focused on the effects of different topographical features, such as size and geometry, on cell behavior [8]. Ciardelli et al. Biodegradable polymers are made from biocompatible diisocyanates, such as lysine-diisocyanate or hexamethylene diisocyanate, that release nontoxic degradation products. The treatment of clean marbles was conducted by dip coating. PLLA-TMC, poly-l-lactide-co-trimethylene carbonate; PLGA, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid); PCL, poly(ε-caprolactone); PCU, polycarbonate-urethane; PANi, polyaniline; PLLA, poly-l-lactide acid; PDMS, poly(dimethylsiloxane); PLCL, poly(l-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone); PDA, polydopamine; MWCNT, multiwalled carbon nanotubes; PAA, polyacrylic acid; PVA, polyvinyl alcohol; GO, graphene oxide; Col, collagen; HA, hyaluronic acid; PEU, polyester urethane; SF, silk fibroin; Gel, gelatin; PGS, poly(glycerol sebacate); PIPAAm, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). Nevertheless, there is little question that a truly general correlation between properties and structure-composition would not only greatly reduce the amount of experimental work necessary in improving polyurethanes but might also show how some of their seemingly fundamental limitations can be removed. PMMA/MMT nanocomposites were investigated as potential protective agents from the attack of Sitophilus granarius (L), which is a tiny insect that causes irreversible damage to bread-made objects. Julian Chesterman, ... Joachim Kohn, in Principles of Tissue Engineering (Fifth Edition), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804039-3.00001-4. Table 7.2. The basic role of a biomaterial used for SMR is to mimic the native environment and, in combination with cells, form a local niche that can generate a functional tissue. This is because chemically bound hard and soft segment structures act together [ 21 – 23 ] to affect degree of phase separation, crystallization, … Based on these techniques, soft lithography allows structuring different polymeric materials using a PDMS master or directly pouring and solvent-evaporating the polymeric solution onto the silicon wafer (Fig. Once healing occurs, the enzyme level drops and the release of drug diminishes. where fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs were incorporated into the polymer as hard-segment monomers [242]. The microstructure of PU foams was described by Armistead et al. A study of the effect of crosslinking agents on the structure and properties of the millable polyurethane (PU) elastomer is reported here. The molding cycle is initiated when the mold closes and the system changes from the recirculation to shot preparation. These high pressure pumps control the amount of each reactant in a “shot” and provide the force needed to deliver them at high velocity to mixing head, which is open to receive the reactants at this stage of the cycle. Polyurethanes (PUs) are a versatile class of polymers in both synthesis and applications. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a melt-processable thermoplastic elastomer with high durability and flexibility. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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For that reason, engineered microvasculature could enable in vivo integration of the construct. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. In vitro tests indicated that the synthesized polyurethanes are cytocompatible; and in vivo tests indicated good biocompatibility during a 4-week period. Qu prepared a biodegradable block poly (ester-urethane)s based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrateco-4-hydroxybutyrate) copolymers, indicating that crystallinity degree, hydrophobicity, surface free energy and urethane linkage content play important roles in affecting the lactate dehydrogenase activity and hence the platelet adhesion (Qu et al., 2011). Other adhesive proteins such as fibronectin or vitronectin were often printed on glass-based surfaces [52] and different cells were cultured onto them. 7.4. RIM is also used to mold other polymers, including nylon (polyamide), epoxy and polyester. Other materials are added to aid processing the polymer or to modify the properties of the polymer. Figure 2.15 shows the edge of a compressed chip in a judo mat of density 100 kgm−3 in which the cell edges are significantly compressed. According to literature (Ocak et al., 2009), the gypsum crust thickness was estimated by the sulfate concentration. The chapter also deals with the phase separation process of polyurethane and the effect of phase separation on the morphology, thermal, and mechanical properties of PU. The wide use of these techniques originates from their simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility; biomolecules are transferred within a few seconds onto a variety of surface materials, without any biomolecule degradation. In addition to the properties required for the biomaterial, perfusable microvessels are needed to sustain oxygen and nutrient supplies so as to prevent cell death at the core of the construct during in vitro culture and in vivo early stages after implantation. Groove depth appears to be the main feature that can influence cell behavior, but presently a clear explanation of the mechanism by which cells sense the topography has not yet been provided [12]. To this end, key structure–property relationships of biodegradable polyurethanes are discussed. Furthermore, it is important to consider that vascular integration after in vivo implantation requires a too long time for consenting survival of complex tissues. A wonderfully bizarre polyurethane is spandex. Reaction begins as soon as the reactants come into contact and therefore viscosity begins to climb. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. The impact of these modifications on the resulting properties is determined by a number of structural and morphological factors. In addition, they should provide adequate control in tissue remodeling and their degradation should occur over time as new tissue forms in their place [23]. Main techniques investigated for the fabrication of scaffolds for skeletal muscle regeneration. The properties of segmented polyurethanes depend on their structure, which is quite complicated. Tissue-cultured polystyrene (TCP) was used as a reference. Figure 3.72. The most common material molded by RIM is polyurethane. Polyurethanes contain a urethane moiety in their repeating unit and were first produced by Bayer in 1937. The strongest effect was observed for LS coated with Fluorolink/O-MMT (95:5) in which the saturation was not reached even after 96 h. 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