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Enzymatic hydrolysis of polyester plastics

January 5, 2016

Michael Zumstein has a paper in the latest issue of Environ. Sci. Technol.  that was published today.  The topic is the breakdown of polyester plastics by enymatic hydrolysis and is relevant to the degradation of polyester plastics in soils.  Polyesters are the leading candidate for biodegradable plastic materials and understanding their fate in soil is important for assessing their potential environmental impact.  You can read the paper at the following link.

 

Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Polyester Thin Films: Real-Time Analysis of Film Mass Changes and Dissipation Dynamics

Michael T. Zumstein, Hans-Peter E. Kohler, Kristopher McNeill and Michael Sander*

Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016, 50, 197-206.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b04103

 

 

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