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Polyurethane Biodegradation

  • Gary T. Howard
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Polyurethanes represent a class of polymers that have found a widespread use in the medical, automotive and industrial fields. Polyurethanes can be found in products such as furniture, coatings, adhesives, constructional materials, fibers, paddings, paints, elastomers and synthetic skins. Polyurethane is abbreviated as PUR in compliance with official German and International standards. However, the abbreviation PU is more commonly used in English texts.

Keywords

Hard Segment Predicted Amino Acid Sequence Urethane Group Human Neutrophil Elastase Cholesterol Esterase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesSoutheastern Louisiana UniversityHammondUSA

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