Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 4, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Synthesis of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources

Author affiliations

Abstract

The vast majority of commodity materials are obtained from fossil fuels. However, many studies predict that all fossil resources will be depleted within a few centuries. Biomass represents an abundant carbon-neutral renewable resource for the production of materials. Using biomass for the production of new polymers can have both economic and environmental benefits. This review focuses on the use of biomass for the synthesis of biodegradable polymers.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 30 Sep 2011, accepted on 20 Nov 2011 and first published on 19 Dec 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00452F
Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 836-851

  •   Request permissions

    Synthesis of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources

    M. J.-L. Tschan, E. Brulé, P. Haquette and C. M. Thomas, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 836
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00452F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements