Second-generation functionalized medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates: the gateway to high-value bioplastic applications.

@article{Tortajada2013SecondgenerationFM,
  title={Second-generation functionalized medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates: the gateway to high-value bioplastic applications.},
  author={Marta Tortajada and Luiziana Ferreira da Silva and Mar{\'i}a Auxiliadora Prieto},
  journal={International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={1-15}
}
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biodegradable biocompatible polyesters, which accumulate as granules in the cytoplasm of many bacteria under unbalanced growth conditions. Medium-chain-length PHAs (mcl-PHAs), characterized by C6-C14 branched monomer chains and typically produced by Pseudomonas species, are promising thermoelastomers, as they can be further modified by introducing functional groups in the side chains. Functionalized PHAs are obtained either by feeding structurally related… CONTINUE READING