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Going green with bionanocomposites


Ahmad @ Ayob, Mansor (2016) Going green with bionanocomposites. [Inaugural Lecture]

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Polymers play a great part in our daily lives and without them around, this world would be very, very different, if not impossible to live in. Nevertheless, most people do not even know what polymers are, or just how prevalent they are around us. Many a time, the term polymer is used to refer to plastics, but it actually comprises a larger class of natural and synthetic materials with a wide range of properties and applications. A variety of polymers exist in nature, such as cotton, cellulose, shellac, amber, silk, ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Synthetic polymers include polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, synthetic rubber, neoprene, nylon, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Teflon, silicone, polyacrylonitrile, and many others. Monomers are essentially the building blocks of the molecules that make up everything, living and non-living, naturally occurring and man-made. A polymer may contain thousands of monomers, or just a few. Each monomer affects how that polymer looks, tastes, smells and behaves.

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Item Type: Inaugural Lecture
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Polymers; Synthetic polymers; Nanocomposites; Bionanocomposites
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 15:48
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