We wish to thank Yorkshire Forward, Techtran Ltd. and the University of Leeds for financial support. We would like to acknowledge B. Thomas and E. Gaston (University of Leeds) for help with Figure 1 and the table of contents graphic, respectively. We thank A. Hebden, C. Kilner, and J. Mannion for help with the crystallography.
The Combined Synthesis and Coloration of Poly(lactic acid)†
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 291–294, January 3, 2011
How to Cite
MacRae, R. O., Pask, C. M., Burdsall, L. K., Blackburn, R. S., Rayner, C. M. and McGowan, P. C. (2011), The Combined Synthesis and Coloration of Poly(lactic acid). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 291–294. doi: 10.1002/anie.201004920
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 2010
- Yorkshire Forward, Techtran Ltd.
- University of Leeds
- synthetic methods;
True colors: A catalytic process that allows color to be integrated directly into poly(lactic acid) eliminates the need for subsequent wet-processing operations. The technical performance of the new polymers is superior to that of conventionally dyed substrates and the polymers are significantly more sustainable for applications in the textiles industry (see picture) in terms of environmental impact and economics of the coloration process.