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EXTRACTION OF POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE), PRODUCED BY Cupriavidus necator, WITH PROPYLENE CARBONATE



Referência Bibliográfica: Quines, L. K., Ienczak, J. L., Schmidt, M., Zanfonato, K., Rodrigues, M. I., Schmidell, W., & Aragão, G. M. (2015). EXTRACTION OF POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE), PRODUCED BY Cupriavidus necator, WITH PROPYLENE CARBONATE. Química Nova, 38(2), 214-220.

Periódico: Química Nova
DOI: 10.5935/0100-4042.20140297

Resumo: The environmental impact of plastic waste has attracted worldwide attention. Amid the current context of increasing concern for the environment, biodegradable plastics have been widely studied as a replacement for synthetic plastics. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P(3HB)) is a biopolymer stored as an intracellular energy and reserve source in many microorganisms. Because it is an intracellular product, P(3HB) must be extracted from the cells at the end of the culture. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of extraction time, heating temperature, first standing time (after filtration and extraction), second standing time (after P(3HB) precipitation) and solvent amount, during the process of extracting P(3HB) from Cupriavidus necator DSM 545, using propylene carbonate as solvent. The extraction kinetic of P(3HB) with propylene carbonate from thermally treated biomass was evaluated at different temperatures. The physical properties of the P(3HB) obtained were also evaluated. In this case, P(3HB) obtained at optimal conditions of recovery (98%) and purity (99%) was used. Results showed that temperature was the most important factor in these responses for the range of values studied (110-150 ºC).