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DOI 10.1016/bs.mie.2020.12.008
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Title (Primary) Screening and cultivating microbial strains able to grow on building blocks of polyurethane
Title (Secondary) Enzymatic plastic degradation
Author Cárdenas Espinosa, M.J.; Colina Blanco, A.; Heipieper, H.J. ORCID logo ; Eberlein, C. ORCID logo
Publisher Weber, G.; Bornscheuer, U.T.; Wei, R.
Source Titel Methods in Enzymology
Year 2021
Department UBT
Volume 648
Page From 423
Page To 434
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
Keywords Polyurethane; PU building blocks; Biodegradation; TDA; MDA; Isolation of bacteria
UFZ wide themes Microplastics;
Abstract The diverse benefits of synthetic polymers is overshadowed by the amount of plastic waste and its whereabouts. The problem can only be tackled by reducing and recycling of plastics. In this respect, investigating the (microbial) degradation of each type of polymer currently used may provide further understanding that fosters the development of new feasible recycling technologies. Here, we present a strategy to isolate bacteria from environmental samples that are able to degrade hydrolysis products and building blocks of polyurethane (PUR). Protocols are presented to enrich bacteria on the primary diamines 2,4-diaminotoluene (TDA) and 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA) as well as an oligomeric PUR (Sigma Aldrich, proprietary composition). For TDA and the oligomeric PUR, methods are suggested to monitor their concentration in bacterial enrichment cultures.
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Cárdenas Espinosa, M.J., Colina Blanco, A., Heipieper, H.J., Eberlein, C. (2021):
Screening and cultivating microbial strains able to grow on building blocks of polyurethane
In: Weber, G., Bornscheuer, U.T., Wei, R. (eds.)
Enzymatic plastic degradation
Methods Enzymol. 648
Elsevier, p. 423 - 434 10.1016/bs.mie.2020.12.008