The battle for the "green" polymer. Different approaches for biopolymer synthesis: bioadvantaged vs. bioreplacement.


Biopolymers have been used throughout history; however, in the last two centuries they have seen a decrease in their utilization as the proliferation of inexpensive and mass-produced materials from petrochemical feedstocks quickly became better-suited to meeting society's needs. In recent years, high petroleum prices and the concern of society to adopt… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c3ob42339e


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