Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Poly(lactic acid)

  • Maria Laura Di Lorenzo
  • René Androsch

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 279)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kazunari Masutani, Yoshiharu Kimura
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jiaming Tan, Mohamed Ali Abdel-Rahman, Kenji Sonomoto
    Pages 27-66
  4. Jeffery A. Byers, Ashley B. Biernesser, Kayla R. Delle Chiaie, Aman Kaur, Jeffrey A. Kehl
    Pages 67-118
  5. Giuliana Gorrasi, Roberto Pantani
    Pages 119-151
  6. Marek Pyda, Anna Czerniecka-Kubicka
    Pages 153-193
  7. Maria Cristina Righetti
    Pages 195-234
  8. René Androsch, Christoph Schick, Maria Laura Di Lorenzo
    Pages 235-272
  9. Sandra Domenek, Samira Fernandes-Nassar, Violette Ducruet
    Pages 303-341
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 343-350

About this book


The series Advances in Polymer Science presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in polymer and biopolymer science. It covers all areas of research in polymer and biopolymer science including chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, material science.
The thematic volumes are addressed to scientists, whether at universities or in industry, who wish to keep abreast of the important advances in the covered topics.
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Readership: Polymer scientists, or scientists in related fields interested in polymer and biopolymer science, at universities or in industry, graduate students


Poly(lactic acid) Lactic acid Rheology Crystal polymorphism Barrier properties of poly(lactic acid) Thermal properties of poly(lactic acid) Crystallization kinetics Fermentation PLA amorphous fractions

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Laura Di Lorenzo
    • 1
  • René Androsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Composites and Biomaterials, National Research CouncilInstitute of PolymersPozzuoli (NA)Italy
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Center for Transfer-Oriented Research in Natural SciencesMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalle/S.Germany

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