Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations and Symbols; Preface;
Chapter 1 Biodegradable Polyesters: Synthesis, Properties, Applications; 1.1 Historical Overview on the Origin of Polymer Science and Synthesis of Polyamides and Polyesters; 1.1.1 Synthesis of Polyamides; 1.1.2 Initial Knowledge about Polyesters; 1.2 Publication Trend of Representative Biodegradable and Nonbiodegradable Polyesters in the Past Century; 1.3 Biodegradable Polyesters; 1.3.1 Biodegradable Aliphatic Polyesters and Their Copolymers; 184.108.40.206 Poly(lactic acid).
Chapter 2 Functional (Bio)degradable Polyesters by Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization (RROP) of Cyclic Ketene Acetals; 2.2.1 Starting Monomers: Cyclic Ketene Acetals; 2.2.2 Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization Mechanism; 2.2.3 Functional Polyesters by Conventional and Controlled Radical Homopolymerization of CKAs; 2.2.4 Functional Polyesters by Copolymerization of CKAs and Vinyl Monomers; 2.3 Conclusions.
3.8.2 In Material Industry: PHAs as Polymeric Materials220.127.116.11 PHAs as Biodegradable Plastics and Fiber Materials; 18.104.22.168 PHAs as Medical Implant Materials; 22.214.171.124 PHAs as Drug Delivery Carrier; 3.8.3 Fine Chemical Industry: PHA Chiral Monomers; 3.8.4 Application of PHA Granule Surface Proteins; 3.8.5 Production of Tailor-Made Biopolyester Nanoparticles and Potential Applications; 3.8.6 Future Development of PHA-Based Industry; 126.96.36.199 The Development of Low-Cost PHA Production Technology; 188.8.131.52 Unusual PHAs with Special Properties; 184.108.40.206 High Value Added Applications.
220.127.116.11 Other Future Applications18.104.22.168 Microbial Synthesis of Poly(lactic acid) (PLA); 3.8.7 Applications of PHA Inclusions as Functionalized Biobeads; 22.214.171.124 Bioseparations; 126.96.36.199 Drug Delivery; 188.8.131.52 Protein Purification; 184.108.40.206 Enzyme Immobilization; 220.127.116.11 Diagnostics and Imaging; 18.104.22.168 Vaccine Delivery; 3.9 Conclusions and Outlook; Acknowledgments; References;
Chapter 4 Synthesis, Properties, and Mathematical Modeling of Biodegradable Aliphatic Polyesters Based on 1,3-Propanediol and Dicarboxylic Acids; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Aliphatic Polyesters.
Collating otherwise hard-to-get and recently acquired knowledge in one work, this is a comprehensive reference on the synthesis, properties, characterization, and applications of this eco-friendly class of plastics. A group of internationally renowned researchers offer their first-hand experience and knowledge, dealing exclusively with those biodegradable polyesters that have become increasingly important over the past two decades due to environmental concerns on the one hand and newly-devised applications in the biomedical field on the other. The result is an unparalleled overview for the in.