Polyhydroxyalkanoates – what are the uses? Current challenges and perspectives

2015-11-20T14:11:10Z (GMT) by Farha Masood Tariq Yasin Abdul Hameed

Over the past few decades, a considerable attention has been focused on the microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) owing to its multifaceted properties, i.e. biodegradability, biocompatibility, non-toxicity and thermo-plasticity. This article presents a critical review of the foregoing research, current trends and future perspectives on the value added applications of PHAs in the biomedical, environmental and industrial domains of life.