Blend films of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(dl-lactide) (PDLLA) with 0.5 weight fraction of PCL were prepared by means of solution casting and their degradation behavior was studied in phosphate buffer solution containing Pseudomonas (PS) lipase. Enzymatic degradation of the blend films occurred continuously within the first 6 days and finally stopped when the film weight loss reached 50%, showing that only PCL in the blends degraded under the action of PS lipase in the buffer solution. These results indicate the selectivity of PS lipase on the promotion of degradation for PCL and PDLLA. The thermal properties and morphology of the blend films were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, wide-angle X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The morphology resulting from aggregate structures of PCL in the blends was destroyed in the enzymatic degradation process, as observed by SEM. These results confirm again the enzymatic degradation of PCL in the blends in the presence of PS lipase.
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Polymer Communication Enzymatic degradation of poly(e-caprolactone)/poly(dl-lactide) blends in phosphate buffer solution / Zhihua Gan, Donghong Yu, Zhiyuan Zhong, Qizhi Liang, Xiabin Jing // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 2859–2862.