Agricultural and Synthetic Polymers: Biodegradability and Utilization

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Overview


This timely book presents an unbiased review of biodegradable synthetic polymers and polymers from renewable resources. It examines the state-of-the-art in commodity plastics degradation and disposal, and the greater utilization of agricultural polymers in industrial applications. Biodegradation, photodegradation, and chemical degradation are addressed and various uses for agricultural polymers are explored, including synthesis of rubber from guayule rubber; modification of lignocellulosic fibers to produce high performance composites; modification of cellulose as liquid crystals; and specialty starches for use in the paper industry.
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Developed from a symposium at the 197th National Meeting of the ACS, held in Dallas, April 1989, this book presents a review of biodegradable synthetic polymers and polymers from renewable resources. Biodegradation, photodegradation, and chemical degradation are addressed and various uses for agricultural polymers are explored, including synthesis of rubber from guayle rubber; modification of lignocellulosic fibers to produce high performance composites; modification of cellulose as liquid crystals; and specialty starches for use in the paper industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841218161
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/5/1990
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #433
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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North Dakota State University

Rohm and Haas Company

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Table of Contents

Degradability of Commodity Plastics and Specialty Polymers: An Overview Biodegradative Processes and Biological Waste Treatment: Analysis and Control Insect Symbionts: A Promising Source of Detoxifying Enzymes Plastics Recycling Efforts Spurred by Concerns About Solid Waste Plastic Degradability and Agricultural Product Utilization Polyethylene Degradation and Degradation Products Biodegradation of Starch-Containing Plastics Constraints on Decay of Polysaccharide-Plastic Blends Biodegradaton Pathways of Nonionic Ethoxylates: Influence of the Hydrophobe Structure Biodegradation of Polyethers Biodegradable Poly(carboxylic acid) Design Biodegradation of Synthetic Polymers Containing Ester Bonds Biodegradable Polymers Produced by Free-Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization In Vitro and In Vivo Degradation of Poly(L-lactide) Braided Multifilament Yarns Biodegradable Fibers of a p-Dioxonone Copolymers Monomers and Polymers Based on Mono- and Disaccharides Polymers and Oligomers Containing Furan Rings Microbial Fructan: Production and Characterization Coatings Based on Brassylic Acid (An Erucic Acid Derivative)
Synthesis and Characterization of Chlorinated Rubber from Low-Molecular-Weight Guayule Rubber Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Fibers to Produce High-Performance Composites Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives as Liquid Crystals Specialty Starches: Use in the Paper Industry Saponified Starch-g-poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-acrlamido-2-methylpropanesul fonicacid): Influence of Reaction Variables on Absorbency and Wicking Use of Hemicelluloses and Cellulose and Degradation of Lignin by Pleurotus sajor-caju Grown on Corn Stalks

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