Renewable Polymers

Renewable Polymers

Synthesis, Processing, and Technology

eBook - 2012
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Presents the synthesis, technology and processing details of a large range of polymers derived from renewable resources

It has been a long-term desire to replace polymers from fossil fuels with the more environmentally friendly polymers generated from renewable resources. Now, with the recent advancements in synthesis technologies and the finding of new functional monomers, research in this field has shown strong potential in generating better property polymers from renewable resources. A text describing these advances in synthesis, processing, and technology of such polymers not only provides the state-of-the-art information to researchers, but also acts to stimulate research in this direction. The contents are based on a wide range of functional monomers and the contributions are written by eminent researchers.

Specifically Renewable Polymers :

Demonstrates the design, synthesis, properties and applications of plant oil-based polymers

Presents an elaborate review of acid mediated polymerization techniques for the generation of green polymers

Details the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from olive oil based wastewater

Describes the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) techniques

Reviews the renewable polymers derived from transgenic crop plants

Provides an overview of a range of biomass-based polymers

Concludes with the recent efforts and approaches exploiting the natural materials in developing drug delivery systems.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley ; Salem, Mass. : Scrivener, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 0470938773
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 482 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Mittal, Vikas
ebrary, Inc


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