Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/19/2007
Publication Date: 8/19/2007
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Liu, Z. 2007. Soy-Based Polymers and Their Applications [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Technical Abstract: Polymers from natural resources have attracted important attention in the last few years because of increasing social emphasis on issues concerning the environment, waste disposal, and the depletion of non-renewable resources that has stimulated research on renewable materials. Soy-based polymers from our lab have been extensively studied. Here we report their applications in a variety of areas, such as printing inks, composites, and hydrogels in controlled drug release systems.