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- Tappel, Ryan C., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- ACS sustainable chemistry 2014 v.2 no.7 pp. 1879-1887
- Escherichia coli; biochemical pathways; biodegradability; biosynthesis; carbon; composite polymers; feedstocks; glucose; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; polyethylene; polyhydroxyalkanoates; thermal properties; tissue engineering
- ... Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biorenewable and biodegradable polyesters that have garnered attention as alternatives to more common petroleum-based polymers. One of the current limitations for the widespread use of PHAs is the inability to produce PHA polymers with desired material properties. Previous studies have shown that PHA copolymers consisting primarily of one short-chain-length (SCL) r ...