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Polyesters III: Applications and Commercial Products (Biopolymers, Vol. 4) [Hardcover]

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Volumes 3a, b and 4 focus on polyesters synthesized by bacteria and eukaryotic organisms as well as all aspects of the biosynthesis and metabolism of these biopolymers together with their production and isolation. In addition, these volumes treat various synthetic polyesters and related polymers synthesized by the chemical industry for the manufacture of biodegradable materials. Topics include: polyhydroxyalkanoates, pha granules, non-storage phas, poly(malic acid), cutin, suberin, polyphosphate, polylactides, polyglycolide, polyanhydrides, polyesteramides, aliphatic organic polyesters and related polymers, in vitro synthesis of polyesters, chemical synthesis, biotechnological production by fermentation, isolation from plants, production in transgenic plants, biodegradation.

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Pages   385
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.66" Width: 7.14" Height: 1.03"
Weight:   2.03 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 11, 2002
Publisher   Wiley-VCH
ISBN  3527302255  
ISBN13  9783527302253  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Since 1994 Alexander Steinbuchel has been Full Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Institute for Microbiology at the University of Munster. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Gottingen in 1983. In 1985 he spent one year at the Rockefeller University New York and in 1992 he received the Philip Morris Research Award. Alexander Steinbuchel has over 250 publications to his name and has organized several symposia focusing on biopolymers. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and member on the editorial boards of Microbiology, FEMS Microbiology, Macromolecular Bioscience, Biomacromolecules and Journal of Environmental Polymer Degradation.

Yoshiharu Doi is Professor at the Department of Innovative and Engineered Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Director of Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN Institute, Japan. In 1975 he received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1970 to 1983 he studied the stereospecific polymerization of alpha-olefins with Ziegler-type catalysts. He also discovered the first example of a living coordination polymerization of propene. Since 1984 he has been studying biosynthesis and material properties of biodegradable polyesters and biobased polymers. His group published 400 original research papers, 180 reviews and 35 book chapters. He is an editorial board member of five international journals and has organized five international conferences.

Yoshiharu Doi has an academic affiliation as follows - Research Laboratory of Resources Utilization, Tokyo Institute of Techn.

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