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Microbial susceptibility of condensation products of carboxy-terminated polybutadiene and glycerol

Kumar, G Sudesh and Kalpagam, V and Nandi, US and Vasantarajan, VN (1982) Microbial susceptibility of condensation products of carboxy-terminated polybutadiene and glycerol. In: Polymer Bulletin, 8 (1). pp. 33-37.

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Abstract

Keeping in view the prospects of biodegradable polymers, a polymer was synthesized by the condensation of carboxy-terminated polybutadiene (CTPB) of Mnsim-5000 with glycerol and tested for its microbial susceptibility. The results of end group estimations and viscosity measurements indicated a quantitative reaction between the two reactants under experimental conditions. The clear-zone method was employed in this investigation to test biodegradability. Two strains of Serratia and three strains of Staphylococcus did show a clear zone surrounding the colony. However, the microbial growth was found to diminish after 4 or 5 days.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2009 10:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21054

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