Volume 2 focuses on polyisoprenoids. Most aspects of this volume are devoted to natural polyisoprenoids such as for example Natural rubber and Gutta Percha. These natural polyisoprenoids are compared to synthetic rubbers.
Tanetoshi Koyama and Alexander Steinbuchel are the authors of Biopolymers: Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applications, Volume 2, Polyisoprenoids, published by Wiley.
Chemical structures and occurrence of natural polyisoprenoides; chemical structures of synthetic polysioprenoides; biosynthesis routes to the building blocks of polyisoprenoides; biosynthesis of natural rubber and other natural polyisoprenoides; biosynthesis routes diverting from intermediates of polyisoprenoide biosynthesis to related products of the metabolism; biological functions of natural rubber and stucture of latex; technical production and properties of synthetic rubbers; biodegradation of natural and synthetic rubbers; biotechnological processes for recycling of rubber products; biotechnological processes for desulfurization of rubber products; rubber recycling.