Biopolymers from Renewable Resources

  • David L. Kaplan

Part of the Macromolecular Systems — Materials Approach book series (MACROSYSTEMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. R. D. Gilbert, J. F. Kadla
    Pages 47-95
  3. D. F. Day
    Pages 119-143
  4. Y. T.-P. Ly, L. A. Johnson, J. Jane
    Pages 144-176
  5. M. M. Butler, K. P. McGrath
    Pages 177-194
  6. R. A. Gross
    Pages 195-219
  7. P. J. Hocking, R. H. Marchessault
    Pages 220-248
  8. S. F. Thames, M. D. Blanton, S. Mendon, R. Subramanian, H. Yu
    Pages 249-280
  9. E. Rosenberg, E. Z. Ron
    Pages 281-291
  10. D. S. Argyropoulos, S. B. Menachem
    Pages 292-322
  11. R. A. Backhaus
    Pages 323-354
  12. P. G. Santangelo, C. M. Roland
    Pages 355-366
  13. M. H. Hartmann
    Pages 367-411
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 413-420

About this book


The beneficial aspects of utilizing polymers from renewable resources, when considering synthesis, processing, disposal, and overall material lifecycle issues, suggests that this will continue to be an important and growing area of interest. The focus on greener chemistries in industry can be in part satisfied by exploring the range of polymers available from Nature. The information for each type of polymer includes aspects of synthesis, processing and properties. The wide range of polymers and their properties, including polyamides, polysaccharides, polyesters and polyphenols, among others, illustrates this diversity of materials. The reader will have a single volume which provides a resource from which to gain initial insights into this diverse field and from which key references and contacts can be drawn.


Biopolymere Chitosan Lignin Polyamid Polyamide Polyester Polyhydroxyalkanoate Polysaccharide biopolymers chemistry erneuerbare Energie polymer protein renewable resources

Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Kaplan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology CenterTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08341-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03680-8
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