Production of Eucommia-rubber from Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. (Hardy Rubber Tree)

Yoshihisa Nakazawa, Takeshi Bamba, Tuyoshi Takeda, Hirotaka Uefuji, Yoko Harada, Xuehong Li, Ren Chen, Sumihiro Inoue, Masafumi Tutumi, Toru Shimizu, Yin Quan Su, Koichiro Gyokusen, Eiichiro Fukusaki, Akio Kobayashi

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Eucommia ulmoides Oliver is a deciduous tree distributed in China, and is the only species in its genus, and the only genus in its family. It grows in temperate zones, and produces long-chain trans-polyisoprene throughout the entire plant. This trans-polyisoprene (TPI) derived from Eucommia is called Eucommia rubber (EU-rubber), and is a hydrocarbon with a carbon molecular weight of a few hundred thousand. EU-rubber is a hard rubber with thermoplasticity, and has properties similar to plastic. In terms of practical use, these plant-derived polymers are attracting attention as an industrial raw material to substitute for petroleum, and demand is expected to grow in the future. Hydrocarbon is also a fuel which has energy with the same value as petroleum.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)71-79
ページ数9
ジャーナルPlant Biotechnology
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出版ステータス出版済み - 2009

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 農業および作物学
  • 植物科学

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