Imperial College London

PROFESSOR CHARLOTTE K. WILLIAMS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5790c.k.williams Website

 
 
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Location

 

317 RCS1ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Zhu:2016:10.1038/nature21001,
author = {Zhu, Y and Romain, C and Williams, CK},
doi = {10.1038/nature21001},
journal = {Nature},
pages = {354--362},
title = {Sustainable polymers from renewable resources.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature21001},
volume = {540},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Renewable resources are used increasingly in the production of polymers. In particular, monomers such as carbon dioxide, terpenes, vegetable oils and carbohydrates can be used as feedstocks for the manufacture of a variety of sustainable materials and products, including elastomers, plastics, hydrogels, flexible electronics, resins, engineering polymers and composites. Efficient catalysis is required to produce monomers, to facilitate selective polymerizations and to enable recycling or upcycling of waste materials. There are opportunities to use such sustainable polymers in both high-value areas and in basic applications such as packaging. Life-cycle assessment can be used to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainable polymers.
AU - Zhu,Y
AU - Romain,C
AU - Williams,CK
DO - 10.1038/nature21001
EP - 362
PY - 2016///
SP - 354
TI - Sustainable polymers from renewable resources.
T2 - Nature
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature21001
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27974763
VL - 540
ER -