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Unleashing the potential of sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa Current challenges and way forward
BACKGROUND According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) statistics annual sweetpotato production in Africa has increased moderately from 11.6 million tonnes in 2002 to 12.9 million tonnesExpand
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Directed differentiation and neurite extension of mouse embryonic stem cell on aligned poly(lactide) nanofibers functionalized with YIGSR peptide.
End-functional PLLA nanofibers were fabricated into mats of random or aligned fibers and functionalized post-spinning using metal-free "click chemistry" with the peptide Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg (YIGSR).Expand
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Poly-3-hydroxyoctanoate P(3HO), a medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate homopolymer from Pseudomonas mendocina.
Pseudomonas mendocina was found to produce a unique homopolymer of poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate), P(3HO), rather than a copolymer, when grown on sodium octanoate as the sole carbon source. Although thisExpand
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Ring-opening polymerization of an O-carboxyanhydride monomer derived from L-malic acid
The synthesis and ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of an O-carboxyanhydride (OCA) monomer derived from L-malic acid (L-malOCA) is reported. Application of 4-dimethylaminopyridine as catalyst led toExpand
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Influence of compatibilizing agent molecular structure on the mechanical properties of phosphate glass fiber‐reinforced PLA composites
Eight compatibilizing agents were studied to investigate their effect on the quality of the interface between a phosphate glass fiber and a poly(lactic acid) (PLA) matrix. After application of theExpand
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Organocatalytic synthesis and post-polymerization functionalization of propargyl-functional poly(carbonate)s
The synthesis of well-defined propargyl-functional poly(carbonate)s was achieved via the organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of 5-methyl-5-propargyloxycarbonyl-1,3-dioxan-2-one (MPC) usingExpand
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Effect of field multiplication generation on seed potato quality in Kenya.
The adoption of clean seed and new varieties can significantly help to close this ―yield gap‖ and boost on-farm productivity. This yield gap can be attributed to the use of low quality seed potatoesExpand
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Additive-free clicking for polymer functionalization and coupling by tetrazine-norbornene chemistry.
Herein we report the use of a tetrazine-norbornene inverse electron demand Diels-Alder conjugation applied to polymer end-functionalization and polymer-polymer coupling. The reaction was found to beExpand
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Preparation of in situ-forming poly(5-methyl-5-allyloxycarbonyl-1,3-dioxan-2-one)-poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels with tuneable swelling, mechanical strength and degradability.
This work describes the preparation of a new class of in situ-forming poly(carbonate)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) hybrid hydrogels using 'thiol-ene' photoclick chemistry. Morphological study byExpand
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Interfacial properties of phosphate glass fibres/PLA composites: Effect of the end functionalities of oligomeric PLA coupling agents
Polylactic acid (PLA) oligomers as coupling agents have shown higher interfacial shear strength in phosphate based glass fibres/PLA composites. To influence bonding on the glass fibre surface, shortExpand
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