in the synthesis of PLLA with different hydroxyl end groups.

the synthesis of PLLA is of prime importance for an agricultural country like India.

(G2) as an initiator for the synthesis of SS-PLLA

N2 - A model polyethylene-poly(L-lactide) diblock copolymer (PE-b-PLLA) was synthesized using hydroxyl-terminated PE (PE-OH) as a macroinitiator for the ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide. Binary blends, which contained poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and very low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and ternary blends, which contained PLLA, LDPE, and PE-b-PLLA, were prepared by solution blending followed by precipitation and compression molding. Particle size analysis and scanning electron microscopy results showed that the particle size and distribution of the LDPE dispersed in the PLLA matrix was sharply decreased upon the addition of PE-b-PLLA. The tensile and Izod impact testing results on the ternary blends showed significantly improved toughness as compared to the PLLA homopolymer or the corresponding PLLA/LDPE binary blends.

Effect of immobilised lipase concentrations, polymerisation times and simultaneous cooling application was investigated in PLLA synthesis.

Bio-safe synthesis of linear and branched PLLA

AB - A model polyethylene-poly(L-lactide) diblock copolymer (PE-b-PLLA) was synthesized using hydroxyl-terminated PE (PE-OH) as a macroinitiator for the ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide. Binary blends, which contained poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and very low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and ternary blends, which contained PLLA, LDPE, and PE-b-PLLA, were prepared by solution blending followed by precipitation and compression molding. Particle size analysis and scanning electron microscopy results showed that the particle size and distribution of the LDPE dispersed in the PLLA matrix was sharply decreased upon the addition of PE-b-PLLA. The tensile and Izod impact testing results on the ternary blends showed significantly improved toughness as compared to the PLLA homopolymer or the corresponding PLLA/LDPE binary blends.

Synthesis of PLLA Homopolymer.

A model polyethylene-poly(L-lactide) diblock copolymer (PE-b-PLLA) was synthesized using hydroxyl-terminated PE (PE-OH) as a macroinitiator for the ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide. Binary blends, which contained poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and very low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and ternary blends, which contained PLLA, LDPE, and PE-b-PLLA, were prepared by solution blending followed by precipitation and compression molding. Particle size analysis and scanning electron microscopy results showed that the particle size and distribution of the LDPE dispersed in the PLLA matrix was sharply decreased upon the addition of PE-b-PLLA. The tensile and Izod impact testing results on the ternary blends showed significantly improved toughness as compared to the PLLA homopolymer or the corresponding PLLA/LDPE binary blends.

Title: Bio-safe synthesis of linear and branched PLLA: Authors: Målberg, Sofia; Basalp, Dildare; Finne-Wistrand, Anna; Albertsson, Ann-Christine