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070021: Poly (1,4-benzodioxepin-3-alkyl-2,5-dione)s: Degradable Polymers with High Glass Transition Temperatures

Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, polylactides must be crystalline tor them to be dimensionally stable above 50° C, which is a characteristic that limits its use for some applications. Manipula...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Feng Jing, Milton Smith, III
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Bioresorbable, PLA, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

060145: Functionalization of Polylactides by Click Chemistry

Polylactic acid (PLA) and polyglycotides are growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics for biomedical applications. They are biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are functional characteristics associated with these polymers that limit their use for some biomedical...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Milton Smith, III, Xuwei Jiang, Erin Vogel
Keywords(s): Degradable Polymers, PDLA, PLA, PLLA, Polyglycolides, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Chemicals

050110: Biodegradable Plastics with High Glass Transition Temperatures Replace PET and Polystyrene

Beginning around 1995, the inventor took an interest in finding ways to make polymers from natural resources since it was apparent that petroleum-based polymers would eventually increase markedly in cost as the world reserves of petroleum diminished. An associate suggested they research making polymers from hydroxyl acids. This led to the idea ...

000020: Process for the Preparation of Polymers of Dimeric Cyclic Esters

Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. Presently, the preparation of crystalline materials requires enantiopure L-lactide, where lactic acid is produced by microbial fermentation, and the cyclic lactide mono...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Milton Smith, III
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Bioresorbable, PDLA, PLA, PLLA, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Agriculture