🗞 Recent publications


2017


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

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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

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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

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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

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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


2016


Soil Microbiology and Biodegradable Polymers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


2015


Biodegradable Polymers

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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

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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.


2014


Biobased Polymers

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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

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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.


2013


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

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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.


2012


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.


2011


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.