3. Production, Chemistry and Properties of Polylactides

  1. David Plackett
  1. Anders Södergård and
  2. Saara Inkinen

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994312.ch3

Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings

Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings

How to Cite

Södergård, A. and Inkinen, S. (2011) Production, Chemistry and Properties of Polylactides, in Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings (ed D. Plackett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994312.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark

Author Information

  1. Laboratory of Polymer Technology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683415

Online ISBN: 9781119994312

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Keywords:

  • Production, Chemistry and Properties of Polylactides;
  • Production of Polylactides;
  • Polylactide Chemistry;
  • Properties of Polylactides;
  • polylactide (PLA);
  • ring-opening polymerization (ROP);
  • lactic acid bacteria (LAB);
  • solid-state polycondensation (SSPC);
  • gas chromatography–mass spectroscopy (GCMS);
  • high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Production of Polylactides

  • Polylactide Chemistry

  • Properties of Polylactides

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References