Taguchi, S. and Iwata, T. and Abe, H. and Doi, Y. and S. N., Aqida (2016) Poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s. In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 1-28. ISBN 978-0-12-803581-8

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Poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s (PHAs) have emerged as a family of aliphatic polyesters produced by a number of bacteria. PHAs have attracted much attention as biodegradable thermoplastics to solve the waste disposal challenge. Currently, from the viewpoint of effective utilization of natural resources, the PHAs are recognized as bio-based polymeric materials produced from renewable biomass resources. In this article, we have attempted to give an overview of research and development on biosynthesis, structure and properties, and biodegradability of PHAs, and to relate prospects of the field. In addition, the present situation regarding industrial production of PHA materials is presented.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio-based polyester; Biodegradability; Biosynthesis; Crystal structure; Enzymatic degradation; Industrial production; Metabolic engineering; Physical properties; Solid-state structure
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 02:16
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 00:29
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/16287
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