publication . Article . 1992

effects of natural polymer acetylation on the anaerobic bioconversion to methane and carbon dioxide

Rivard, C. J.; Adney, W. S.; Himmel, M. E.; Mitchell, D. J.; Vinzant, T. B.; Grohmann, K.; Moens, L.; Chum, H.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1992 Journal: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, volume 34-35, pages 725-736 (issn: 0273-2289, eissn: 1559-0291, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The successful production of novel biodegradable plastic copolymers incorporating both synthetic plastic formulations, such as polystyrene, and naturally occurring biodegradable polymer components, such as cellulose, starch, or xylan, requires stable chemical bonding between these polymers. Modification of the natural polymers through acetylation of the available hydroxyl groups permits the formation of appropriate film-forming plastic copolymers. However, modification of natural polymers has been demonstrated to result in decreased attack by microbial catalysts. For this study, the abundant natural polymers cellulose, starch, and xylan were substituted with ace...
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free text keywords: Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, General Medicine, Cellulose, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Starch, Bioconversion, Polystyrene, Biodegradable plastic, Polymer, chemistry.chemical_classification, Biodegradation, Biodegradable polymer, Organic chemistry
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