Posts Tagged ‘polymerisation’

Bio-renewable green polymers: Stereoinduction in poly(lactic acid)

Saturday, July 24th, 2010
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Lactide is a small molecule made from lactic acid, which is itself available in large quantities by harvesting plants rather than drilling for oil. Lactide can be turned into polymers with remarkable properties, which in turn degrade down easily back to lactic acid. A perfect bio-renewable material!

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