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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Sep;65(9):4220-2.

Degradation of polycarbonate by a polyester-degrading strain, Amycolatopsis sp. strain HT-6.

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  • 1Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia.

Abstract

Amycolatopsis sp. strain HT-6, a poly(tetramethylene succinate) (PTMS)-degrading actinomycete, was observed to degrade poly(tetramethylene carbonate) (PTMC). In a liquid culture with 150 mg of PTMC film, 59% degradation was achieved, but with a low yield of cell growth. On the other hand, PTMS copolymerized with a small amount of PTMC, forming a copolyester carbonate (PEC) that was completely and rapidly degraded with a high yield of cell growth.

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