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Biopolymers, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applications, Volume 2, Polyisoprenoids

Biopolymers, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applications, Volume 2, Polyisoprenoids

Tanetoshi Koyama (Editor), Alexander Steinbüchel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-30221-5 June 2001 Wiley-Blackwell 435 Pages


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Volume 2 focuses on polyisoprenoids. Most aspects of this volume are devoted to natural polyisoprenoids such as for example Natural rubber and Gutta Percha. These natural polyisoprenoids are compared to synthetic rubbers.
Chemical structures and occurrence of natural polyisoprenoides.

Chemical structures of synthetic polyisoprenoides.

Biosynthesis routes to the buildings blocks of polyisoprenoides.

Biosynthesis of natural rubber and other natural polyisoprenoides.

Biosynthesis routes diverting from intermediates of polyisoprenoide biosynthesis to related products of the metabolism.

Biological functions of natural rubber and structure of latex.

Technical production and properties of synthetic rubbers.

Biodegradation of natural and synthetic rubbers.

Biotechnological processes for recycling of rubber products.

Biotechnological processes for desulfurization of rubber products.

Rubber Recycling.

"...going over?the chapters, even by only scanning them, would certainly broaden the horizons of people in either the biopolymer area or the rubber industry." (Polymer News, Vol. 27, 2002)

" appealing introduction..." (Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 159, No. 5)

"...contributions reflect recent progress on polysioprenoid research?offers new information..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)