Kiran S1, Joseph R.
J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Sep;102(9):3207-15. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34997. Epub 2013 Oct 22.An iodinated urethane polymer that does not require addition of X-ray attenuating additives to impart X-ray opacity was synthesized and characterized for biomedical applications. A new X-ray opaque diiodo compound, namely, 2,2'-(2,5-diiodobenzene-1,4-diyl)bis(oxy)diethanol (DBD), was synthesized by iodinating hydroquinone bis(2-hydroxyethyl) ether and this compound was used as chain extender during polyurethane synthesis so that X-ray opacity could be imparted to the polymer formed. Read More