publication . Conference object . 2020

Enzymatic degradation of a commercial bio-based polyester and evaluation of the mechanism involved

Romano Angela; Rosato Antonella; Totaro Grazia; Celli Annamaria; Zanaroli Giulio; Sisti Laura;
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  • Published: 30 Nov 2020
Aliphatic polyesters are the most promising biodegradable plastics because of their high susceptibility to the attack of hydrolytic enzymes and of many microorganisms naturally occurring in the environment. Poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) is a biobased semicrystalline copolymer of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS), with adipic acid as co-monomer. It is highly biodegradable because of its lower crystallinity and higher flexibility of polymer chains compared to PBS. In the present study, the biodegradability mechanism of PBSA was evaluated using cutinase from Humicola insolens, which is a commercial hydrolytic enzyme presenting both lipase and esterase fea...
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in-built Triggered Enzymes to Recycle Multi-layers: an INnovation for USes in plastic-packaging
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 814400
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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