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Chemistry: Structure, synthesis and design: Sustainable Polymers from Renewable Sources

Chemistry Year 12. Organic Materials and Chemical Synthesis

On this page can be found links to the Oliver Catalogue, Databases (for academic journals and papers) and curated web links on sustainable polymers. 
Click on the tabs above to access  information on biofuels and organic and inorganic foods.  

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Know This Before Deciding to Use Bioplastics

After that many other types of bioplastics began to be discovered, such as:

  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Polyamide 11
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate
  • Bio-derived polyethylene
  • Starch-based plastics
  • Cellulose-based plastics
  • Protein-based plastics
  • Lipid-derived polymers

Some of the biological materials that are known to have been developed as a base for bioplastics are: 

  • Vegetable oil
  • Corn starch
  • Corn husks
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Seaweed
  • Pea starch
  • Microbiota
  • Straw
  • Wood
  • Algae



Sources of Information through the Library

Chemistry books can be found in the 540s on the shelf.

Access to books, eBooks,
 ClickView videos and web links

Federated Search Search all databases,
 ClickView video, Britannica in one easy go.

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Databases - access to academic papers, journals, newspapers, and other media good resources to support your claim.

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