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Polymer Science: Peer Review Journal

Bio-Based Polyamides: A Commercial Demonstration of Synthetic Biology

Submission: April 29, 2022;Published: May 27, 2022

Volume3 Issue4
March, 2022


Synthetic biology offers the promise of harnessing the power of enzymatic systems to produce new materials, which previously have not been commercially feasible, or existing materials with an improved environmental impact. Improving the environmental impact, as measured by life-cycle analysis, has motivated policy leaders to support bio-manufacturing and has resulted in several commercial projects to test this new technology. Among these projects have been Poly-Butylene Succinate (PBS), Poly-Hydroxyalkanoates (PHA), Polylactic Acid (PLA) ethylene glycol, furan dicarboxylic acid, Long Chain Dicarboxylic Acid (LCDA) and Pentamethylenediamine (PDA). Polycondensation of these latter two monomers produce a new class of polyamides which are renewable, demonstrate a favorable improvement in environmental impact and provide unique processing and performance attributes.

Keywords: Materials; Synthetic biology; Polyamide; Monomer; Polymerization; Fibers

Abbreviations: PDA: Pentamethylenediamine; LCDA: Long Chain Dicarboxylic Acid; PBS: Poly-Butylene Succinate; ZFNs: Zinc-Finger Nucleases; PHA: Poly-Hydroxyalkanoates; PLA: Polylactic Acid

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