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Polyester-based (bio)degradable polymers as environmentally friendly materials for sustainable development.

Rydz J, Sikorska W, Kyulavska M, Christova D - Int J Mol Sci (2014)

Bottom Line: This review focuses on the polyesters such as polylactide and polyhydroxyalkonoates, as well as polyamides produced from renewable resources, which are currently among the most promising (bio)degradable polymers.Synthetic pathways, favourable properties and utilisation (most important applications) of these attractive polymer families are outlined.Environmental impact and in particular (bio)degradation of aliphatic polyesters, polyamides and related copolymer structures are described in view of the potential applications in various fields.

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Affiliation: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Polymers, Acad. Georgi Bonchev St., Bl. 103A, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria. jrydz@polymer.bas.bg.

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This review focuses on the polyesters such as polylactide and polyhydroxyalkonoates, as well as polyamides produced from renewable resources, which are currently among the most promising (bio)degradable polymers. Synthetic pathways, favourable properties and utilisation (most important applications) of these attractive polymer families are outlined. Environmental impact and in particular (bio)degradation of aliphatic polyesters, polyamides and related copolymer structures are described in view of the potential applications in various fields.

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Strategies used to enhance the sustainability of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production processes, originally published in [21] under CC BY 3.0 license.
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ijms-16-00564-f004: Strategies used to enhance the sustainability of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production processes, originally published in [21] under CC BY 3.0 license.

Mentions: Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate)s belong to a family of fully biodegradable, thermoplastic polyesters formed by several kinds of bacteria as carbon and energy reserves. They are produced not only by bacterial fermentation [20,21] (Figure 4), but also by transgenic microorganisms [22] and plants [23].


Polyester-based (bio)degradable polymers as environmentally friendly materials for sustainable development.

Rydz J, Sikorska W, Kyulavska M, Christova D - Int J Mol Sci (2014)

Strategies used to enhance the sustainability of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production processes, originally published in [21] under CC BY 3.0 license.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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ijms-16-00564-f004: Strategies used to enhance the sustainability of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production processes, originally published in [21] under CC BY 3.0 license.
Mentions: Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate)s belong to a family of fully biodegradable, thermoplastic polyesters formed by several kinds of bacteria as carbon and energy reserves. They are produced not only by bacterial fermentation [20,21] (Figure 4), but also by transgenic microorganisms [22] and plants [23].

Bottom Line: This review focuses on the polyesters such as polylactide and polyhydroxyalkonoates, as well as polyamides produced from renewable resources, which are currently among the most promising (bio)degradable polymers.Synthetic pathways, favourable properties and utilisation (most important applications) of these attractive polymer families are outlined.Environmental impact and in particular (bio)degradation of aliphatic polyesters, polyamides and related copolymer structures are described in view of the potential applications in various fields.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Polymers, Acad. Georgi Bonchev St., Bl. 103A, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria. jrydz@polymer.bas.bg.

ABSTRACT
This review focuses on the polyesters such as polylactide and polyhydroxyalkonoates, as well as polyamides produced from renewable resources, which are currently among the most promising (bio)degradable polymers. Synthetic pathways, favourable properties and utilisation (most important applications) of these attractive polymer families are outlined. Environmental impact and in particular (bio)degradation of aliphatic polyesters, polyamides and related copolymer structures are described in view of the potential applications in various fields.

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