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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Mini-Review Article

Biodegradable Polymers and their Applications: A Review

Author(s): Venkatesh K. Bhovi*, Sulochana P. Melinmath and Ranjith Gowda

Volume 22, Issue 16, 2022

Published on: 20 May, 2022

Page: [2081 - 2101] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/1389557522666220128152847


Polymers have an endless scope due to their flexibility, amendment, and modification with the organic and inorganic compounds. There is an intense competition between natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers concerning biodegradability and compatibility with modern technology. Biodegradable polymers play a significant role in sustaining humanity on the earth due to nonenvironmental hazards. These polymers play a crucial role in biomedicine technology, such as tissue engineering, preparation of different scaffolds, drug delivery systems, industrial sector, agriculture, and food packaging. Here, we probed on various applications, challenges, and the limitations of biodegradable polymers in life.

Keywords: Biodegradable polymers, natural polymers, synthetic polymer, biomedical applications, technologicals applications, agriculture, packaging applications.

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