Volume 2 treats polyisoprenoids with most aspects devoted to such natural forms as natural rubber and gutta percha and their comparison to synthetic rubbers. Topics included are: structures, occurrence, biosynthesis routes, biochemical polymerization, biological functions, properties, biodegradation of natural rubber, biodegradation of synthetic rubber, biotechnological versus chemical recycling, biotechnological desulfurization.
Chemical structures and occurrence of natural polyisoprenoides.
Chemical structures of synthetic polyisoprenoides.
Biosynthesis routes to the buildings 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 structure 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.