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Biopolymer Synthesis and Biodegradation

  • Sudhakar Muniyasamy
  • Özgür Seydibeyoğlu
  • Boopalan Thulasinathan
  • A. Arun
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Abstract

The present chapter is focussed on development of sustainable biobased biodegradable polymers for various end use applications. Biobased polymers are promising green materials since they are completely made from renewable agricultural resources, they also provide significant energy savings in their production compare to petroleum based plastics. However, it is necessary to address the environmental biodegradability of biobased materials in order to meet various commercial and environmental needs for their sustainable growth. In this chapter we discussed biobased polymers with a controlled onset of biodegradation induced by triggered system from natural fillers such as cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, and evaluating their biodegradability in natural environments.

Keywords

Biopolymers Bioplastics Biocomposites Biodegradation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhakar Muniyasamy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Özgür Seydibeyoğlu
    • 3
  • Boopalan Thulasinathan
    • 4
  • A. Arun
    • 4
  1. 1.Polymers and Composites Competence AreaCSIR Materials Science and ManufacturingPort ElizabethSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceNelson Mandela UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa
  3. 3.İzmir Katip Celebi UniversityMaterials Science and EngineeringİzmirTurkey
  4. 4.Bioenergy and Bioremediation Laboratory, Department of MicrobiologyAlagappa UniversityKaraikudiIndia

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