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International Journal of Polymer ScienceVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 374368, 11 pages

Review Article

Key Laboratory of Eco-Textiles Ministry of Education, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China

Wuxi Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Wuxi 214101, China

School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou University, Changzhou 213164, China

Received 29 December 2013; Revised 19 March 2014; Accepted 17 April 2014; Published 13 May 2014

Academic Editor: Robert A. Shanks

Copyright © 2014 Qingsheng Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Poly3-hydroxybutyrate P3HB and poly3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate P3HB-co-3HV are produced by various microorganisms as an intracellular carbon and energy reserve from agricultural feedstocks such as sugars and plant oils under unbalanced growth conditions. P3HB and P3HB-co-3HV have attracted the attention of academia and industry because of its biodegradability, biocompatibility, thermoplasticity, and plastic-like properties. This review first introduced the isodimorphism, spherulites, and molecular interaction of P3HB and P3HB-co-3HV. In addition, the effects of 3HV content on the melting temperature and crystallization rate were discussed. Then the drawbacks of P3HB and P3HB-co-3HV including brittleness, narrow melt processing window, low crystallization rate, slow biodegradation rate in body, and so on were summarized. At last, the preparation, structure, and properties of P3HB and P3HB-co-3HV fiber were introduced.

Author: Qingsheng Liu, Hongxia Zhang, Bingyao Deng, and Xiaoyan Zhao

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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