Keywords: Biodegradable materialsThermoplastic starchReinforcing agentTopinambur residueAgriculture

The cultivation of topinambur (Helianthus tuberosus) has aroused the interest of producers since it is a source of inulin and can be used for biofuel production. During tuber processing, the aerial part of the crop remains as ...

Keywords: Polylactide, PLAPoly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate), PBATBiodegradableModificationBiodegradable plastic

The acquisition of high-performance biodegradable plastics is of great significance in addressing the problem of environmental pollution of plastics. Polylactide (PLA) and poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) are the most pro...

Keywords: Metal-free CatalysisCO2UtilizationBiodegradableMultiblock copolymerPolylactidePolycarbonate

Multiblock and di-/tri-block copolymers are successfully synthesized for the first time via the metal-free terpolymerization of propylene oxide (PO), ʟ-lactide (LA) and CO2 in one-pot/one-step and one-pot/two-step protocols ...