Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 19, 2007
Publication Date: August 19, 2007
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Liu, Z. 2007. Soy-Based Polymers and Their Applications [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting.
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.