December 2, 2008

Sugar-based acrylic glass

An interesting development from the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) is the manufacture of polymethyl methacrylate, also known as acrylic glass, made from natural sugars, alcohols or fatty acids using a certain enzyme called 2-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA mutase.

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