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A. E. Stępień

Biodegradation of poly(ether urethane)

Polimery 2010, No 6, 431

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2010.431


A microreview of studies on the biodegradation of poly(ether urethanes) (PEUR) has been presented. The results of enzymatic degradation studies as well as PEUR oxidation conducted in vivo and in vitro have been discussed. Moreover, an evaluation of the influence of a microorganism-enriched compost environment and structural modification on PEUR degradability has also been presented.

Key words: poly(ether urethane), biodegradation, biostability, in vivo degradation, in vitro degradation, enzymatic degradation

e-mail: astepien@univ.rzeszow.pl

E. Stępień

Biodegradation of poly(ether urethane)