Comprehensive data on the mechanical properties and biodegradation profile of polylactide composites developed for hard tissue repairs

Abraham K. Aworinde*, Samson O. Adeosun, Festus A. Oyawale, Eyere Emagbetere, Felix A. Ishola, Obafemi Olatunji, Stephen A. Akinlabi, Sunday O. Oyedepo, Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Esther T. Akinlabi

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Polylactide (PLA), a biopolymer, was reinforced with three fillers (two organic reinforcements and one inorganic filler). The processing technique used to fabricate the composites was the melt-blending technique. The composites and the unreinforced PLA were subjected to microhardness, compression and biodegradation characterisations. Data obtained are presented in this article as raw data. Data from microhardness and compression tests were used to predict the fracture toughness. The biodegradation of the composites was also examined, and the data obtained reported in this article. The data presented in this article allow for a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical behaviour and the biodegradation profile of three composites of PLA with respect to their applications as biodegradable implants. It also helps in the selection of fillers for biopolymers such as PLA.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106107
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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