Record nummer 2247062
Titel artikel Enzymatic Synthesis of Biobased Polyesters and Polyamides
Auteur(s) Jiang, Y. ; Loos, K.
Tijdschrifttitel Polymers / Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Deel(Jaar)Nummer 8(2018)7
Paginering 1 - 53
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Trefwoorden (cab) biobased economy / vezels / materialen uit biologische grondstoffen / hernieuwbare energie / polymeren / bioplastics / enzymen / polymerisatie
Rubrieken Industriële sector
Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Nowadays, “green” is a hot topic almost everywhere, from retailers to universities to industries; and achieving a green status has become a universal aim. However, polymers are commonly considered not to be “green”, being associated with massive energy consumption and severe pollution problems (for example, the “Plastic Soup”) as a public stereotype. To achieve green polymers, three elements should be entailed: (1) green raw materials, catalysts and solvents; (2) eco-friendly synthesis processes; and (3) sustainable polymers with a low carbon footprint, for example, (bio)degradable polymers or polymers which can be recycled or disposed with a gentle environmental impact. By utilizing biobased monomers in enzymatic polymerizations, many advantageous green aspects can be fulfilled. For example, biobased monomers and enzyme catalysts are renewable materials that are derived from biomass feedstocks; enzymatic polymerizations are clean and energy saving processes; and no toxic residuals contaminate the final products. Therefore, synthesis of renewable polymers via enzymatic polymerizations of biobased monomers provides an opportunity for achieving green polymers and a future sustainable polymer industry, which will eventually play an essential role for realizing and maintaining a biobased and sustainable society
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