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CHAPTER 1

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), their Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites: State of the Art, New Challenges and Opportunities

Polyhydroxyalkanoates are very promising biomaterials in nature. The bio-based materials have tremendous applications in almost all areas of human life. The present chapter deals with a brief account on polyhydroxyalkanoates and their structure and properties, blends, composites and nanocomposites. Different synthesising, preparation, and characterisation methods of polyhydroxyalkanoate-based blends, composites and nanocomposites are discussed. Finally, the applications, new challenges and opportunities for these polyhydroxyalkanoate-based blends, composites and nanocomposites are discussed.

Print publication date: 12 Nov 2014
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-946-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-231-4
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-328-1
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From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series