16. Oxo-Biodegradable Polymers: Present Status and Future Perspectives

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein3,4,5 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson4,5,6
  1. Emo Chiellini1,
  2. Andrea Corti1,
  3. Salvatore D'Antone1 and
  4. David McKeen Wiles2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch16

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Chiellini, E., Corti, A., D'Antone, S. and Wiles, D. M. (2011) Oxo-Biodegradable Polymers: Present Status and Future Perspectives, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 4

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 5

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 6

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pisa, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, via Risorgimento 35, Pisa 56126, Italy

  2. 2

    Plastichem Consulting, Victoria, BC V8N 5W9, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • oxo-biodegradable polymers;
  • prodegradants;
  • polypropylene (PP);
  • hydroperoxides;
  • photooxidation;
  • low-density polyethylene (LDPE)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Controlled – Lifetime Plastics

  • The Abiotic Oxidation of Polyolefins

  • Enhanced Oxo-biodegradation of Polyolefins

  • Processability and Recovery of Oxo-biodegradable Polyolefins

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References