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TitleMonomers, polymers and composites from renewable resources / edited by Mohamed Naceur Belgacem, Alessandro Gandini
Imprint Amsterdam : Elsevier, c2008
Descript viii, 552 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


The state of the art -- Terpenes : major sources, properties and applications -- Materials from vegetable oils : major sources, properties and applications -- Rosin : major sources, properties and applications -- Sugars as monomers -- Furan derivatives and furan chemistry at the service of macromolecular materials -- Surfactants from renewable sources : synthesis and applications -- Tannins : major sources, properties and application -- Lignins : major sources, structure and properties -- Industrial commercial lignins: sources, properties and applications -- Lignins as components of macromolecular materials -- Partial or total oxypropylation of natural polymers and the use of the ensuing materials as composites or polyol macromonomers -- Hemicelluloses : major sources, properties and applications -- Cork and suberins : major sources, properties and applications -- Starch : major sources, properties and applications as thermoplastic materials -- Bacterial cellulose from glucanacetobacter xylinus : preparation, properties and applications -- Surface modification of cellulose fibres -- Cellulose-based composites and nanocomposites -- Chemical modification of wood -- Polylactic acid : synthesis, properties and applications -- Polyhydroxyalkanoates : origin, properties and applications -- Proteins as sources of materials -- Polyelectrolytes derived from natural polysaccharides -- Chitin and chitosan : major sources, properties and applications

Biomass chemicals Macromolecules -- Synthesis Biomolecules Chemical industry -- Environmental aspects Organic compounds -- Synthesis

Petroleum & Petrochemical College LibraryTP248.B55 M751 2008CHECK SHELVES

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