13. Green Chemistry for the Production of Biodegradable, Biorenewable, Biocompatible, and Polymers

  1. Junhua (Alex) Tao2 and
  2. Romas Kazlauskas3
  1. John S. F. Barrett and
  2. Friedrich Srienc

Published Online: 12 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch13

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

How to Cite

Barrett, J. S. F. and Srienc, F. (2011) Green Chemistry for the Production of Biodegradable, Biorenewable, Biocompatible, and Polymers, in Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development (eds J. (. Tao and R. Kazlauskas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Sustainability, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

  2. 3

    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and The Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470437780

Online ISBN: 9781118028308

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Keywords:

  • polymers and renewable chemicals - green chemistry for production of biodegradable, biorenewable, biocompatible and polymers;
  • polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a polyester - monomers comprising PHA, linked by oxoester bonds;
  • PHA production using mixed microbial cultures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  • Engineering Polymer Properties

  • PHA Copolymers

  • Metabolic Pathways to Polymer Precursors in Native PHA Producing Organisms

  • Metabolic Pathways in Recombinant Escherichia Coli

  • PHA Production in Eukaryotic Cells

  • Raw Material Sources for PHA Production

  • PHA Production Using Mixed Microbial Cultures

  • Polylactic Acid

  • In Vitro Synthesis of PHAs

  • Applications of PHAs

  • Recovery and Purification of PHAs from Microbial Culture

  • Summary

  • References