2. Biotechnologically Produced Biodegradable Polyesters

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein2,3,4 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson3,4,5
  1. Jaciane Lutz Ienczak and
  2. Gláucia Maria Falcão de Aragão

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch2

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

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

How to Cite

Ienczak, J. L. and de Aragão, G. M. F. (2011) Biotechnologically Produced Biodegradable Polyesters, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Chemical and Food Engineering Department, Florianópolis, SC 88040-900, Brazil

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs);
  • biosynthesis;
  • biodegradable polyesters;
  • homopolymers;
  • phasins;
  • synthase;
  • Gram-negative bacteria

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates – Granules Morphology

  • Biosynthesis and Biodegradability of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) and Other Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  • Extraction and Recovery

  • Physical, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties of Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  • Future Directions

  • References