This invention is the design and synthesis of a caprolactone monomer which bears a pendant protected carboxyl group. This monomer has been copolymerized with caprolactone in varying ratios. After polymerization, the protecting group can be removed and an antibiotic can be attached as a new pendant group. The bioactivity of the antibiotic-bound poly(caprolactone) polymer is described.
Turos, Edward and Leslie, Michelle, "Antibiotic-bound poly(caprolactone) polymer" (2012). USF Patents. 295.
University of South Florida