Biorenewable, biodegradable plastic alternative synthesized by CSU chemists

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Colorado State University polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics.

Publishing in Nature Communicationsthe team led by Professor of Chemistry Eugene Chen describes chemical synthesis of a polymer called bacterial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) ­– or P3HB. The compound shows early promise as a substitute for petroleum plastics in major industrial uses.

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