The Recent Developments in Biobased Polymers toward General and Engineering Applications: Polymers that are Upgraded from Biodegradable Polymers, Analogous to Petroleum-Derived Polymers, and Newly Developed

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Nakajima, Hajime; Dijkstra, Peter; Loos, Katja;
(2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Polymers,volume 9,issue 10 (issn: 2073-4360, eissn: 2073-4360)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC6418730, doi: 10.3390/polym9100523
  • Subject: bio-poly(ethylene terephthalate) (bio-PET) | biobased polyamides | polylactides (PLA) | poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF) | polyterpenes | QD241-441 | biodegradable polymers | modified lactide | poly(hydroxy alkanoates) (PHAs) | succinate polymers | biobased polymers | Organic chemistry | Review

The main motivation for development of biobased polymers was their biodegradability, which is becoming important due to strong public concern about waste. Reflecting recent changes in the polymer industry, the sustainability of biobased polymers allows them to be used f... View more
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