CHAPTER 11: Production of Polymers by White Biotechnology

S. Shoda, A. Kobayashi, S. Kobayashi

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Based on the great progress in organic polymer chemistry and fermentation chemistry, researchers of the 21st century have taken advantage of their accumulated knowledge and technologies for polymer synthesis. This chapter reviews the production of monomers, as well as polymers, based on the concept of "White Biotechnology". The phrase "polymer production by White Biotechnology" is defined as "technologies for synthesis of monomers and polymers by using microorganisms and enzymes" where less energy is required and less waste is produced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrowave-Assisted Polymerization
EditorsMaria Alice Z. Coelho, Bernardo D. Ribeiro
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781782620396, 9781782621133, 9781782621409, 9781782623175, 9781782624677, 9781849738163, 9781849739597, 9781849739764, 9781849739795
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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