Y. Tachibana, S. Hayashi, M. Suzuki, Phouvilay Soulenthone, Y. Tachibana, K. Kasuya*, Identification of Cellulosimicrobium sp., a poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-degrading bacterium isolated from washed rind cheese, Pont-l'évêque lait cru, J Polym Res, 24: 159, 2017, doi

H. Takano, Y. Kimura, W. Nakamura, Mechanical, swelling, and structural properties of mechanically tough clay-sodium polyacrylate blend hHydrogels, Gels, 3: 10, 2017, doi


T. Baba, Y. Tachibana, S. Suda, K. Kasuya*, Evaluation of environmental degradability based on the number of methylene units in poly(butylene n-alkylenedionate), Polym Degrad Stabil, 138: 18-26, 2017, doi


Y. Tachibana, T. Baba, and K. Kasuya*, Environmental biodegradation control of polymers by cleavage of disulfide bonds, Polym Degrad Stabil, 137: 67-74, 2017, doi


L. Joyyi, Mohd Z. Ahmad Thirmizir, Muhamad S. SalimL. HanP. MuruganK. KasuyaFrans H. J. MaurerMohd I. Z. Arifin, and K. SudeshComposite properties and biodegradation of biologically recovered P(3HB-co-3HHx) reinforced with short kenaf fibers, Polym Degrad Stabil, 137: 100-108, 2017. doi


F. Muroi, Y. Tachibana, P. Soulenthone, K. Yamamoto, T. Mizuno, Y. Kobayashi, T. Sakurai, K. Kasuya*, Characterization of a poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) hydrolase from the aerobic mesophilic bacterium Bacillus pumilus, Polym Degrad Stabil, 137: 11-22, 2017. doi



F. Muroi, Y. Tachibana, Y. Kobayashi, T. Sakurai, K. Kasuya*, Influences of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) on soil microbiota and plant growth, Polym Degrad Stabil, 129: 338-346, 2016. doi


C.-C. Sung, Y. Tachibana, M. Suzuki, W.-C. Hsieh, K. Kasuya*, Identification of a poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-degrading bacterium isolated from coastal seawater in Japan as Shewanella sp., Polym Degrad Stabil, 129: 268-274, 2016. doi


C.-C. Sung, Y. Tachibana, K. Kasuya*, Characterization of a thermolabile poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) depolymerase from the marine bacterium Shewanella sp. JKCM-AJ-6,1α, Polym Degrad Stabil, 129: 212-221, 2016. doi


H. Takeno and Y. Kimura, Molecular Weight Effects on Tensile Properties of Blend Hydrogels Composed of Clay and Polymers, Polymer, 85: 47, 2016. doi


H. Takeno, and C. Sato, Effects of Molecular mass of polymer and composition on the compressive properties of hydrogels composed of laponite and sodium polyacrylate, Appl Clay Sci, 123, 141-147, 2016. doi



L. Joyyi, N. Sridewi, K. Kasuya, Amirul A. Abdullah, and K. Sudesh, Fabrication and degradation of electrospun polyhydroxyalkanoate film, J. Siber. Fed. U. Biol., 8: 236-253, 2015. doi


Y. Tachibana, H. Takayama, K. Kasuya*, Polylactide stereocomplexation facilitated by the self-assembly of complementary ion pairs at the terminal group, Polym Degrad Stabil, 112: 185-191, 2015. doi

Y. Tachibana, S. Kimura, K. Kasuya*, Synthesis and verification of biobased terephthalic acid from furfural, Sci Rep, 5: 8249, 2015. doi

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W.-C. Hsieh, G.-C. Chen, C.-C. Sung, K. Kasuya, Y. Tachibana, C.-H. Chen, M. Chen, T.-R. Ling, C.-P. Chang, Thermolability, enzymatic degradation and aminolysis of solution-grown single crystals of novel poly(ethylene succinate-co-5mol% trimethylene succinate)s, J Polym Res, 22: 231, 2015.

H. Takeno, and Y. Kuribayashi, A Synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering study on structures of 1,3:2,4-dibenzylidene sorbitol gels, Colloid and Surfaces A, 467: 173-179, 2015.

H. Takeno, M. Yanagita, Y. Motegi and S. Kondo, Relationship between helical aggregates and polymorphs in a 12-hydroxystearic acid gel: their thermal stability and formation kinetics, Colloid Polym. Sci., 293: 199-207, 2015.



Y. Tachibana, J. Torii, K. Kasuya*, M. Funabashi and M. Kunioka, Hardening process and properties of an epoxy resin with bio-based hardener derived from furfural, RSC Advances, 99(4): 55723-55731, 2014.


T. Kabe, T. Sato, K. Kasuya, T. Hikimae, M. Takata, T. Iwata, Transition of Spherulite Morphology in a Crystalline/Crystalline Binary Blend of Biodegradable Microbial Polyesters, Polymer, 55: 271-277, 2014.

H. Takeno, and Y. Kuribayashi, Structural Studies of 1,3:2,4- Dibenzylidene Sorbitol Gels, Adv Mat Res, 896: 300-304, 2014.


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J. Zhang, K. Kasuya, A. Takemura, A. Isogai, and T. Iwata, Properties and enzymatic degradation of poly(acrylic acid) grafted polyhydroxyalkanoate films by plasma-initiated polymerization, 98, 1458-1464, Polym Degrad Stabil, 2013. 


Y. Tachibana , M. Yamahata K. Kasuya, Synthesis and Characterization of Renewable Polyester Containing Oxabicyclic Dicarboxylate Derived from Furfural, Green Chem, 15: 1318-1325, 2013.

H. Takeno, W. Nakamura, Structural and mechanical properties of composite hydrogels composed of clay and a polyelectrolyte prepared by mixing, Colloid Polym Sci, 291, 1393-1399, 2013.

H. Takeno and T. Mochizuki, A Structural Development of an Organogel Explored by Synchrotron Time-Resolved Small-Angle X-ray Scattering, Colloid Polym. Sci., 291: 2783-2789, 2013.


T. Kabe T. Tsuge K. Kasuya A.Takemura T. Hikima M. Takata T. Iwata, Physical and Structural Effects of Adding Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] to Wild-Type Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate], Macromolecules, 45: 1858-1865, 2012.

H. Takeno, A. Maehara, D. Yamaguchi, S. Koizumi, A Structural Study of an Organogel Investigated by Small-angle Neutron Scattering and Synchrotron Small-angle X-ray Scattering, J Phys. Chem. B, 116: 7739-7745, 2012.


J. Zhang, K. Kasuya, T. Hikima, M. akata, A. Takemura, T.  Iwata, Mechanical properties, structure analysis and enzymatic degradation of uniaxially cold-drawn films of poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate], Polym Degrad Stabil,  96(12): 2130-2138, 2011.

H. Takeno, K. Obuchi, Y. Maki, S. Kondo, T. Dobashi, A Structural study of polyelectrolyte gels in a unidirectionally swollen state, Polymer, 52: 2685, 2011.