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Renewable Natural Polymer Thin Films and Their Interactions with Biomacromolecules
(Virginia Tech, 2014-09-16)
Natural polymers from renewable resources have attracted increasing interest as candidates for renewable energy and functional materials. In this work, the interactions between natural polymer thin films and biomacromolecules ...
Regioselective Synthesis of Cellulose Esters
(Virginia Tech, 2014-07-14)
Cellulose is an extraordinarily abundant polymer that can be harvested and purified from trees and other renewable sources. Cellulose derivatives have been widely used as coatings, optical films, fibers, molded objects, ...
Adsorption of Biomacromolecules onto Polysaccharide Surfaces
(Virginia Tech, 2014-10-02)
Plant cell wall polysaccharides are abundant natural polymers making them potential sources for sustainable and biodegradable materials. Interfacial behavior, including adsorption and enzymatic degradation, of several plant ...