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Polyamides go circular

Polyamides are an important class of polymers, yet their fossil-based manufacturing markedly contributes to environmental pollution. A recent breakthrough unlocks a sustainable pathway to recyclable polyamides produced directly from biomass.

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Fig. 1: Production of high-performing recyclable polyamides with a renewable carbohydrate core.

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Castillo-Garcia, A.A., Barta, K. Polyamides go circular. Nat Sustain 7, 523–524 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-024-01283-0

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