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Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Materials II

An edited volume from the American Chemical Society, discussing topics related to polymers, materials, biocatalysis, and biotechnology

Series: ACS Symposium Series

By: HN Cheng (Editor), Patrick B Smith (Editor), Richard A Gross (Editor)

464 pages, 218 illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Sep 2014 | #215329 | ISBN-13: 9780841228955
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Green polymer chemistry is a very active area of research that has attracted the attention of the scientific community and the public at large. Developments in this area are stimulated by health and environmental concerns, interest in sustainability, desire to decrease the dependence on petroleum, and opportunity to design and produce "green" products and processes. A large number of publications have appeared, and many new methodologies have been reported. In consideration of the rapid advances in this area, the editors organized an international symposium on "Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Biobased Materials" at the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA in August 2012. The symposium was very successful, with a total of 63 papers and active participation and discussions among the leading researchers. Whereas all aspects of Green Polymer Chemistry were covered, a particular emphasis was placed on biocatalysis and biobased materials. Biocatalysis involves the use of enzymes, microbes, and higher organisms to carry out chemical reactions. It provides exciting opportunities to manipulate polymer structures, to discover new reaction pathways, and to devise environmentally friendly processes. It also benefits from innovations in biotechnology which enables cheaper and improved enzymes to be made and customized polymeric materials to be produced in vivo using metabolic engineering. Biobased materials also represent an equally exciting opportunity that has found many industrial and medical applications. There is commonality with biocatalysis because many biobased products are biodegradable, where enzymes and/or microbes are involved.

Green Polymer Chemistry was compiled and edited in view of the success of the Philadelphia symposium, and the fact that this field is multidisciplinary where publications tend to be spread out over journals in different disciplines.



1. Green Polymer Chemistry: A Brief Review
H. N. Cheng, Patrick B. Smith, and Richard A. Gross

Enzymatic Biocatalysis: Lipases
2. Enzyme-Based Technologies: Perspectives and Opportunities
Alan S. Campbell, Chenbo Dong, Nianqiang Wu, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Cerasela Zoica Dinu
3. Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Poly(amine-co-esters) and Poly(lactone-co-?-amino esters)
Zhaozhong Jiang
4. Metrology as a Tool To Understand Immobilized Enzyme Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization
Matthew T. Hunley, Sara V. Orski, and Kathryn L. Beers
5. Syntheses and Characterization of Aliphatic Polyesters via Yarrowia lipolytica Lipase Biocatalysis
Karla A. Barrera-Rivera and Antonio Martínez-Richa
6. Microwave-Assisted Biocatalytic Polymerizations
Anil Mahapatro and Taína D. Matos Negrón
7. Green Polymer Chemistry: Enzymatic Functionalization of Poly(ethylene glycol)s Under Solventless Conditions
Judit E. Puskas, Kwang Su Seo, Marcela Castaño, Madalis Casiano, and Chrys Wesdemiotis
8. Biocatalysis for Silicone-Based Copolymers
Stephen J. Clarson, Yadagiri Poojari, and Michael D. Williard

Enzymatic Biocatalysis:
Other Enzymes
9. Comparison of Polyester-Degrading Cutinases from Genus Thermobifida
Fusako Kawai, Uschara Thumarat, Kengo Kitadokoro, Tomonori Waku, Tomoko Tada, Naoki Tanaka, and Takeshi Kawabata
10. "Green" Synthesis of Bisphenol Polymers and Copolymers, Mediated by Supramolecular Complexes of Laccase and Linear-Dendritic Block Copolymers
Ivan Gitsov and Arsen Simonyan
11. Synthesis of New Polysaccharide Materials by Phosphorylase-Catalyzed Enzymatic ?-Glycosylations Using Polymeric Glycosyl Acceptors
Jun-ichi Kadokawa
12. Biocatalytic ATRP: Controlled Radical Polymerizations Mediated by Enzymes
Kasper Renggli, Mariana Spulber, Jonas Pollard, Martin Rother, and Nico Bruns

Whole-Cell Biocatalysis
13. Microbial Plastic Factory: Synthesis and Properties of the New Lactate-Based Biopolymers
John Masani Nduko, Ken>'ichiro Matsumoto, and Seiichi Taguchi
14. Synthesis of Poly-(R)-3 Hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and Its Graphene Nanocomposites
Ahmed Abdala, John Barrett, and Friedrich Srienc
15. Biosynthesis of Polyhydroxyalkanoate by a Marine Bacterium Vibrio sp. Strain Using Sugars, Plant Oil, and Unsaturated Fatty Acids as Sole Carbon Sources
Satoshi Tomizawa, Jo-Ann Chuah, Misato Ohtani, Taku Demura, and Keiji Numata
16. PEGylated Antibodies and DNA in Organic Media and Genetic PEGylation
Seiichi Tada, Hiroshi Abe, and Yoshihiro Ito

Biobased Materials: Polyesters
17. Effect of Polycondensation Conditions on Structure and Thermal Properties of Poly(caffeic acid)
Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Maeda, Hisao Hayashi, Tomohiko Mitani, Naoki Shinohara, Koichi Yoshioka, and Takashi Watanabe
18. Biodegradable Films and Foam of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Blended with Silk Fibroin
Amy Tsui, Xiao Hu, David L. Kaplan, and Curtis W. Frank
19. Synthesis and NMR Characterization of Hyperbranched Polyesters from Trimethylolpropane and Adipic Acid
Tracy Zhang, Bobby A. Howell, Paul K. Martin, Steven J. Martin, and Patrick B. Smith
20. Direct Fluorination of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co)-hydroxyhexanoate
Samsuddin F. Mahmood, Benjamin R. Lund, Sriram Yagneswaran, Shant Aghyarian, and Dennis W. Smith, Jr.

Biobased Materials:
Other Materials
21. Biobased Industrial Products from Soybean Biorefinery
E. Hablot, D. Graiver, and R. Narayan
22. Applications of Common Beans in Food and Biobased Materials
Atanu Biswas, William C. Lesch, and H. N. Cheng
23. Preparation and Characterization of Protein Isolate from Glandless and Glanded Cottonseed
Michael K. Dowd and Milagros P. Hojilla-Evangelista
24. Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil as Raw Material for Biobased Materials
H. N. Cheng, Mason Rau, Michael K. Dowd, Michael W. Easson, and Brian D. Condon
25. Lignin-Based Graft Copolymers via ATRP and Click Chemistry
Hoyong Chung, Amer Al-Khouja, and Newell R. Washburn
26. Esterification of Xylan and Its Application
Noreen G. V. Fundador, Yukiko Enomoto-Rogers, and Tadahisa Iwata
27. Converting Polysaccharides into High-Value Thermoplastic Materials
James H. Wang and Bo Shi
28. Use of Cotton Gin Trash and Compatibilizers in Polyethylene Composites
H. N. Cheng, M. K. Dowd, V. L. Finkenstadt, G. W. Selling, R. L. Evangelista, and Atanu Biswas

Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

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H.N. Cheng is affiliated with the Southern Regional Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Richard A. Gross is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patrick B. Smith is affiliated with the Michigan Molecular institute.

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