Effects of natural polymer acetylation on the anaerobic bioconversion to methane and carbon dioxide

  title={Effects of natural polymer acetylation on the anaerobic bioconversion to methane and carbon dioxide},
  author={C. Rivard and W. Adney and M. Himmel and D. Mitchell and T. Vinzant and K. Grohmann and L. Moens and H. Chum},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
The successful production of novel biodegradable plastic copolymers incorporating both synthetic plastic formulations, such as polystyrene, and naturally occurring biodegradable polymer components, such as cellulose, starch, or xylan, requires stable chemical bonding between these polymers. Modification of the natural polymers through acetylation of the available hydroxyl groups permits the formation of appropriate film-forming plastic copolymers. However, modification of natural polymers has… Expand
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