Plastics From Bacteria: Natural Functions And Applications (Microbiology Monographs, Volume 14)

Plastics From Bacteria: Natural Functions And Applications (Microbiology Monographs, Volume 14)

Guo-Qiang Chen


Author note: Guo-Qiang Chen (Editor)
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The research and improvement of plastics synthesized via micro organism is receiving nice cognizance additionally end result of the elevating petroleum costs and lots of environmental matters concerning plastic pollutants. fresh effects and stories of the houses and numerous purposes of bio-based plastics are awarded during this quantity.

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a biodegradable compound, is taken care of in different chapters: PHAs as power and intracellular carbon garage compounds, the metabolic engineering of PHA manufacturers, the improvement of tailored PHAs together with unusual monomers, microbial PHA construction from waste uncooked fabrics, PHA polyesters produced by means of either wild-type and recombinant micro organism and the construction of medium-chain-length PHAs in pseudomonads.

Further microbial plastics mentioned are lactic acid and its polymer polylactic acid (PLA), succinic acid and its polymer polybutylene succinate (PBS), ethylene from ethanol and its polymer polyethylene, 1,3-propandiol in addition to poly(p-phenylene) (PPP).

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