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Adv Mater. 2014 Oct 29;26(40):6905-11. doi: 10.1002/adma.201305413. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

Tailoring crystallization: towards high-performance poly(lactic acid).

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Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China.

Abstract

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is one of the most promising alternatives for petrochemical-based plastics. Crystallization mediation provides the simplest and most practical approach for enhancing the properties of PLA. Here, recent advances in understanding the relationship between crystalline structure and properties of PLA are summarized. Methods for manipulating crystallization towards high-performance PLA materials are introduced.

KEYWORDS:

biodegradable polymer; crystallization; poly(lactic acid); structure-property relationship

PMID:
24577731
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201305413
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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