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Polylactic Acid : Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Author: Vincenzo Piemonte
Publisher: New York, NY : Nova Science Publishers, [2012] ©2012
Series: Chemistry research and applications series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the synthesis, properties and applications of PLA through fourteen original chapters that will guide the reader through a fascinating journey into the world of PLA, providing interesting insights for those who intend to use this polymer for innovative applications, or simply those who want to learn more about this very important biodegradable and bio-based plastic. PLA biodegradability introduces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Polylactic acid.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033358
(OCoLC)752071655
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincenzo Piemonte
ISBN: 9781621003830 1621003833
OCLC Number: 831670096
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 340 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Ch. 1 Properties of Plastics and Composites Prepared From Different Sources/Grades of PLA / Sandeep Kumar --
ch. 2 Poly(lactic acid) Polymer Blends: A Review of Recent Works / Kotiba Hamad --
ch. 3 Melt Processing of Poly(Lactic Acid): Molecular Architecture, Mechanical Behavior And Stability Against Thermal Decomposition / Maria Ll. Maspoch --
ch. 4 Improvement of Mechanical Properties and Processability by Addition of Polyesters / Tadashi Yokohara --
ch. 5 Filler-Matrix Compatibility of Poly(Lactic Acid) Based Composites / Rupert Wimmer --
ch. 6 Properties and Biodegradation of PLA and PLA/Nanocomposites / Kikku Fukushima --
ch. 7 Modeling Hydrolytic Degradation of PLA Devices / Andre F.C. Vieira --
ch. 8 New Perspectives for Application of PLA in Cultural Heritage / Piero Frediani --
ch. 9 Flash Co-Pyrolysis of Biomass with Polylactic Acid --
Statistical and Comparative Analytical Investigation / Robert Carleer. Ch. 10 Synthesis of Polylactic Acid for Biomedical, Food Packaging and Structural Applications: A Review / Mohammad S. Islam --
ch. 11 Engineering Polylactic Acid with Thermal-Responsive Shape Memory Effect for Biomedical Applications / Jie Song --
ch. 12 Preparation and Applications of Poly (Lactide Acid) Microsphere and Microcapsules for Drug Delivery / Zhiguo Su --
ch. 13 Drug-Loaded Microspheres of Poly(D, L-Lactide) and Poly (D, L-Lactide-Co-Glycolide) Polymers Prepared by Spray-Drying: Characterization and In Vivo Administration / M. Dolores Blanco --
ch. 14 Bioengineering Applications of Ultra-Thin Poly(Lactic Acid) Nanofilms Towards Cell-Based Smart Biomaterials / Arianna Menciassi.
Series Title: Chemistry research and applications series.
Responsibility: Vincenzo Piemonte, editor.

Abstract:

This book describes the synthesis, properties and applications of PLA through fourteen original chapters that will guide the reader through a fascinating journey into the world of PLA, providing interesting insights for those who intend to use this polymer for innovative applications, or simply those who want to learn more about this very important biodegradable and bio-based plastic. PLA biodegradability introduces this polymer in a world of eco-friendly and human-friendly applications in several technological fields. In short, this book will appeal to all the readers who not only want to hav.

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