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Synthesis of Bio Based Polymers and Its Applications

The International Journal of Global Sciences (TIJOGS)


Muhammad Tahir Khalil1, Ishrat Fatima2, Faheem Abbas3, Muhammad Usman Tahir3

1New campus chemistry laboratory center, Zhengzhou university 203 College of Chemistry 

& Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University No.100 science Avenue Zhengzhou , 

Henan, P.R, China

2Department of physics, Islamia University Bahawalpur

3Department of chemistry, university of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding author’s email: honestchemist786@gmail.com 

Submitted Accepted Published
Jul 12,2019 Sep 22,2019 Oct 13,2019

2019 / Vol: 2 / Issue: 4


Biological based polymers are defined as polymers made from biological source. Some of these polymers are formed directly as polymers in the producing organism such as micro-organism, plants or algae while others are made by ex vivo from biological-based monomers. The simplest starch-based polymers, cellulose, are known and extensively used for centuries. However the use of these novel compounds was limited to a few applications such as packing, textiles, and construction. In recent years, advanced in chemical processing and biotechnology have led to allow the production of new biological-based polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoate and polylactic acid that have attracted the attention from many industrial players. Many people felt that these new bio-based polymers could potential to replace petroleum based polymers and help to solve some of the most urgent problems caused by the excessive use of the petroleum based polymers like water and soil pollution, harmful influence to human health, and excessive on oil. However others believe that biologically based polymers deficiencies, both in the economic and technically, prevents their rapid adoption in the near future.


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