Polymerase

We are a bunch of chemists, polymer scientists, and biomaterial fanatics who believes that doing science is for everyone. In this channel, we provide people around the world to take a look at the way we conduct experiments. Specifically, we focus on demonstrating organic synthesis, polymerization reactions, polymer characterization, and 3D printing of biomaterials. We aim that anyone with a passion for learning and adapting our techniques will be served with happiness on this channel.

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Polyesterification Videos

This video demonstrates how to synthesize degradable functional polyesters at room temperature. The two diols and a diacid were esterified at room temperature using the Steglich esterification reaction. N,N-diisopropylcarbodiimide (DIC) and DPTS were used as the catalytic system. These functional polyesters are designed to fabricate biodegradable nanoparticle for drug delivery applications.

Synthesis of polyester

Purification of polyester

Properietery Technologies Developed in Joylab

Drug RevealKit - Opioid detection technology

Underwater Adhesives

3D printing of biomaterials

How to use extrusion-based 3D printing for biomaterials?