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Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers

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Y. TachibanaM. YamahataS. Kimura, and K.Kasuya*, Synthesis, Physical Properties, and Biodegradability of Biobased Poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene oxabicyclate), ACS Sustainable Chem Eng., 6: 10806-10814, 2018, doi

Biobased Polymers


Y. Tachibana, S. Hayashi, K.Kasuya*, Biobased Poly(Schiff-Base) Composed of Bifurfural, ACS Omega, 3: 5336-5345, 2018, doi

Environmental Microbes and Biodegradable Polymers

M. SuzukiY. Tachibana, K. Oba, R. Takizawa, K. Kasuya*, Microbial degradation of poly(ε-caprolactone) in a coastal environment, Polym Degrad Stabil, 149: 1-8, 2018, doi


Environmental Microbes and Biodegradable Polymers

M. SuzukiY. Tachibana, J. Kazahaya, R. Takizawa, F. Muroi, K. Kasuya*  Difference in environmental degradability between poly(ethylene succinate) and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), J Polym Res, 24: 217, 2017 doi

Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers

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Y. Tachibana, M. Yamahata, H. Ichihara, K. Kasuya*,  Biodegradability of polyesters comprising a bio-based monomer derived from furfural, Polym Degrad Stabil, 146: 121, 2017, doi

Food Microbiology and Biodegradable Polymers

Y. Tachibana, S. Hayashi, M. Suzuki, Phouvilay Soulenthone, Y. TachibanaK. 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

Eco-friendly Gel

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

Biodegradable Polymers


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

Biodegradable Polymers


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

Biodegradable Polymers


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

Enzymology and Biodegradable Polymers


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


Soil Microbiology and Biodegradable Polymers


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

Marine Microbiology and Biodegradable Polymers


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

Enzymology and Biodegradable Polymers


C.-C. Sung, Y. TachibanaK. 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

Eco-friendly Gel


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

Eco-friendly Gel


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


Biodegradable Polymers


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

Biobased Polymers


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

Biobased Polymers

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

Biodegradable Polymers

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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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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.


Biobased Polymers


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.

Biodegradable Polymers


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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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


Biodegradable Polymers

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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. 

Biobased Polymers


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

Eco-friendly Gel

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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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.


Biodegradable Polymers

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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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.


Biodegradable Polymers

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.

Eco-friendly Gel

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.https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WQRCW9WfQvDN