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Polymerization methods and characterizations for Poly(Lactic Acid) (PLA) based polymers

Ali, Fathilah and Ismail, Norshafiq (2018) Polymerization methods and characterizations for Poly(Lactic Acid) (PLA) based polymers. In: Multifaceted protocol in biotechnology. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 139-150. ISBN 978-981-13-2256-3

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Polymers based from petrochemical have been widely used in various applications due to their availability and lower cost. Products produced from petrochemicals have excellent properties. However their low biodegradability rate had caused terrible environmental problems. Therefore, polymers based on natural resources such as natural polymers, biopolymers, and synthetic polymers are highly in demand as they can be produced from natural sources which means they are sustainable. Apart of that, due to their nature, they are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. There are many types of biopolymers such as cellulose, poly(lactic acid) (PLA), polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and much more. Among these biopolymers, PLA has high potential because it has similar properties to conventional polymers such as polystyrene (PS). This polymer is an aliphatic type polyester which can be polymerized from its’ monomer, lactic acid. Lactic acid (LA) can be obtained from the fermentation process of natural sources such as starch (Auras R, Harte B, Selke S; Macromol Biosci 4(9):835–864, 2004).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5439/70288
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isocyanate · Chain extender · Chemical structure · Condensation polymerization · Hydrolytic degradation · Lactic acid · Mechanical properties · Poly(lactic acid) · Polymerization · Polyols · Polyurethane · Ring-opening polymerization · Step growth polymerization · Thermal properties
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fathilah Ali
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70288

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