Singhvi, M. S. and Gokhale, D. V. (2013) Biomass to biodegradable polymer (PLA). RSC Advances, 3. pp. 13558-13568.

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Lignocellulosic biomass is renewable and cheap, and it has the potential to displace fossil fuels for the production of fuels and chemicals. Biomass derived lactic acid is an important compound that can be used as a chemical platform for the production of a variety of important chemicals on a large scale. The quality of the monomers of lactic acid and lactide, as well as the chemical changes induced during polymerization and processing, are crucial parameters for controlling the properties of the resulting polylactic acid (PLA) products. In this review, we outline the process of exploiting biomass for the production of polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer which is well-known as a sustainable bioplastic material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr D.V. Gokhale
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 09:39
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 09:39

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