Galgali, P. and Varma, A. J. and Puntambekar, U. S. and Gokhale, D. V. (2002) Towards biodegradable polyolefins: strategy of anchoring minute quantities of monosaccharides and disaccharides onto functionalized polystyrene, and their effect on facilitating polymer biodegradation. Chemical Communications, 2002. pp. 2884-2885.

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A hypothesis was developed, and successfully tested, to greatly increase the rates of biodegradation of polyolefins, by anchoring minute quantities of glucose, sucrose or lactose, onto functionalized polystyrene (polystyrene-co-maleic anhydride copolymer) and measuring their rates of biodegradation, which were found to be significantly improved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Biological Sciences
Polymer Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Dr D.V. Gokhale
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 10:19

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