Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites

Ahmed Abdala, John Barrett, Friedrich Srienc

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Abstract

Polyhydroxyalkanoates are a popular class of bioplastics valued for their rapid biodegradadion, biocompatibility, and renewable feedstocks. While there are already a few commercial applications for these biopolymers, a greater diversity of properties is needed to compete with petroleum based polymers. In this chapter, we report the synthesis and characterization of polyhdroxyoctanoate and its nanocomposite with thermally reduced graphene. The results indicate the incorporation of graphene into the PHO matrix leads to a small upshift in the glass transition, enhance the thermal stability, and ∼600% increase in modulus. Electrical percolation between 0.5 and 1 vol.% TRG was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages199-209
Number of pages11
Volume1144
ISBN (Print)9780841228955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1144
ISSN (Print)00976156
ISSN (Electronic)19475918

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Graphene
Nanocomposites
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Biopolymers
Petroleum
Biocompatibility
Feedstocks
Glass transition
Polymers
Thermodynamic stability
Crude oil
3-hydroxyoctanoic acid

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Abdala, A., Barrett, J., & Srienc, F. (2013). Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites. In Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II (Vol. 1144, pp. 199-209). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1144). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2013-1144.ch014

Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites. / Abdala, Ahmed; Barrett, John; Srienc, Friedrich.

Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II. Vol. 1144 American Chemical Society, 2013. p. 199-209 (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1144).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdala, A, Barrett, J & Srienc, F 2013, Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites. in Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II. vol. 1144, ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1144, American Chemical Society, pp. 199-209. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2013-1144.ch014
Abdala A, Barrett J, Srienc F. Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites. In Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II. Vol. 1144. American Chemical Society. 2013. p. 199-209. (ACS Symposium Series). https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2013-1144.ch014
Abdala, Ahmed ; Barrett, John ; Srienc, Friedrich. / Synthesis of poly-(R)-3 hydroxyoctanoate (PHO) and its graphene nanocomposites. Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II. Vol. 1144 American Chemical Society, 2013. pp. 199-209 (ACS Symposium Series).
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