Ring-opening polymerization and Biodegradation

Ring-opening polymerization and Biodegradation

Sep 19, 2018

Aliphatic polyesters can be assembled from lactones under very mild conditions, catalyzed anionicallycationically or metallorganically. A number of catalytic methods for the copolymerization of epoxides with cyclic anhydrides have also recently been shown to provide a wide array of functionalized polyesters, both saturated and unsaturated.

The futuro house was made of fibreglass-reinforced polyester plastic; polyester-polyurethane, and poly(methylmethacrylate) one of them was found to be degrading by Cyanobacteria and Archaea.