International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 754-765  <<Previous    Next>>

Comparative studies on poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) with gelatin and PHB with starch as a finished fabric

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Mekala M 1, Rajendran R2, Uma Maheshwari S 1, Suganya K 1
1- Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science for Women, Coimbatore-641 044, Tamil Nadu, India.
2- Department of Microbiology, P S G College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamil Nadu, India


The aim of the study was to isolate the PHB producing strains from soil samples, quantitative screening, extraction and estimation of PHB. The preliminary step involves the preparation of PHB, gelatin, starch, PHB with gelatin and PHB with starch as a polymer solution. The production of PHB with gelatin and starch coated textiles laminates by pad dry cure method. The determination of the physical, chemical and functional properties of the developed textile laminates. Comparative studies of invitro degradation of developed textile laminate (PHB with gelatin / PHB with starch) for biomedical application.

Keywords: PHB, strains, soil samples, gelatin.


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