Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers

  • Bernhard Rieger
  • Andreas Künkel
  • Geoffrey W. Coates
  • Robert Reichardt
  • Eckhard Dinjus
  • Thomas A. Zevaco

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 245)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gerrit. A. Luinstra, Endres Borchardt
    Pages 29-48
  3. Robert Reichardt, Bernhard Rieger
    Pages 49-90
  4. K. O. Siegenthaler, A. Künkel, G. Skupin, M. Yamamoto
    Pages 91-136
  5. Manfred Amann, Oliver Minge
    Pages 137-172
  6. Philippe Lecomte, Christine Jérôme
    Pages 173-217
  7. Yasushi Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mizukoshi
    Pages 285-313
  8. David A. Babb
    Pages 315-360
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About this book


Salen Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Synthesis of Polycarbonates from Cyclic Ethers and Carbon Dioxide, by Donald J. Darensbourg Material Properties of Poly(Propylene Carbonates), by Gerrit. A. Luinstra and Endres Borchardt Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) from Carbon Monoxide, by Robert Reichardt and Bernhard Rieger Ecoflex® and Ecovio®: Biodegradable, Performance-Enabling Plastics, by K. O. Siegenthaler, A. Künkel, G. Skupin and M. Yamamoto Biodegradability of Poly(Vinyl Acetate) and Related Polymers, by Manfred Amann and Oliver Minge Recent Developments in Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones, by P. Lecomte and C. Jérôme Recent Developments in Metal-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactides and Glycolides: Preparation of Polylactides, Polyglycolide, and Poly(lactide-co-glycolide), by Saikat Dutta, Wen-Chou Hung, Bor-Hunn Huang and Chu-Chieh Lin Bionolle (Polybutylenesuccinate), by Yasushi Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mizukoshi Polyurethanes from Renewable Resources, by David A. Babb


Biodegradable poly(vinyl acetate) Bionolle Coates Ecoflex Ecovio Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) Polybutylenesuccinate Polypropylene carbonates Polyurethanes Review Salen metal complexes

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Rieger
    • 1
  • Andreas Künkel
    • 2
  • Geoffrey W. Coates
    • 3
  • Robert Reichardt
    • 4
  • Eckhard Dinjus
    • 5
  • Thomas A. Zevaco
    • 6
  1. 1.LS für Makromolekulare ChemieTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.G-KTS/ME - E 100BASF AGLudwigshafenGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Baker LaboratoryCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  4. 4.GDK/F - B001BASF SELudwigshafenGermany
  5. 5.Inst. of Catalysis Res. and TechnologyEggensteinGermany
  6. 6.Div. of Chemical-Physical ProcessingInstitute of Technical ChemistryEggensteinGermany

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