Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism

Joon Ching Juan, Chin Hua Chia

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Abstract

Polylactic acid (PLA) is emerging as one of the most promising alternatives to petroleum-based polymers for various potential applications. Major advantages of PLA include its biodegradability and recyclability, as it is derived from plant-based resources, which are renewable and sustainable. In this chapter, the chemistry and catalytic process for the polymeriza tion of lactic acid into PLA using various catalysts are described. Besides, current and future market trends and demand of PLA are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Polymer Composites Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProperties and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages431-436
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781498715478
ISBN (Print)9781498715461
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016

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Acids
acid
Biodegradability
Petroleum
Lactic acid
Lactic Acid
Polymers
Crude oil
polymer
Catalysts
catalyst
petroleum
poly(lactic acid)
market
resource
Financial markets

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Juan, J. C., & Chia, C. H. (2016). Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism. In Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications (pp. 431-436). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371184

Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism. / Juan, Joon Ching; Chia, Chin Hua.

Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications. CRC Press, 2016. p. 431-436.

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Juan, JC & Chia, CH 2016, Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism. in Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications. CRC Press, pp. 431-436. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371184
Juan JC, Chia CH. Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism. In Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications. CRC Press. 2016. p. 431-436 https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371184
Juan, Joon Ching ; Chia, Chin Hua. / Polylactic acid (PLA) synthesis and catalytic mechanism. Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications. CRC Press, 2016. pp. 431-436
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