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Content: Degradability of commodity plastics and specialty polymers : an overview / Graham Swift -- Biodegradative processes and biological waste treatment : analysis and control / Gary S. Sayler and James W. Blackburn -- Insect symbionts : a promising source of detoxifying enzymes / Samuel K. Shen and Patrick F. Dowd -- Plastics recycling efforts spurred by concerns about solid waste / Ann M. Thayer -- Plastic degradability and agricultural product utilization / J. Edward Glass -- Polyethylene degradation and degradation products / Ann-Christine Albertsson and Sigbritt Karlsson -- Biodegradation of starch-containing plastics / J. Michael Gould, S.H. Gordon, L.B. Dexter, and C.L. Swanson -- Constraints on decay of polysaccharide-plastic blends / Michael A. Cole -- Biodegradation pathways of nonionic ethoxylates : influence of the hydrophobe structure / L. Kravetz -- Biodegradation of polyethers / Fusako Kawai -- Biodegradable poly(carboxylic acid) design / Shuichi Matsumura and Sadao Yoshikawa -- Biodegradation of synthetic polymers containing ester bonds / Yutaka Tokiwa, Tadanao Ando, Tomoo Suzuki, and Kiyoshi Takeda -- Biodegradable polymers produced by free-radical ring-opening polymerization / William J. Bailey, Vijaya K. Kuruganti, and Jay S. Angle -- In vitro and in vivo degradation of poly(L-lactide) braided multifilament yarns / Brian C. Benicewicz, S.W. Shalaby, Alastair J.T. Clemow, and Zale Oser -- Bioabsorbable fibers of p-dioxanone copolymers / R.S. Bezwada, S.W. Shalaby, and H.D. Newman, Jr. -- Monomers and polymers based on mono- and disaccharides / Stoil K. Dirlikov -- Polymers and oligomers containing furan rings / Alessandro Gandini -- Microbial fructan : production and characterization / Y.W. Han and M.A. Clarke -- Coatings based on brassylic acid (an erucic acid derivative) / David E. Chubin, James P. Kaczmarski, Zeying Ma, Daozhang Wang, and Frank N. Jones -- Synthesis and characterization of chlorinated rubber from low-molecular-weight guayule rubber / Shelby F. Thames and Kareem Kaleem -- Chemical modification of lignocellulosic fibers to produce high-performance composites / Roger M. Rowell -- Cellulose and cellulose derivatives as liquid crystals / Richard D. Gilbert -- Specialty starches : use in the paper industry / Kenneth W. Kirby -- Saponified starch-g-poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) : influence of reaction variables on absorbency and wicking / George F. Fanta and William M. Doane -- Use of hemicelluloses and cellulose and degradation of lignin by Pleurotus sajor-caju grown on corn stalks / D.S. Chahal and J.M. Hachey.
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