Teysha’s natural product polycarbonate platform creates a wide range of polymers with tunable properties and practical applications to meet the growing demand for sustainable plastics. The platform invention provides the design of synthetic strategies for the development of polymer materials that originate from renewable resources, exhibit novel combinations of strength and toughness, as well as undergo hydrolytic breakdown to biologically beneficial by-products.
The innovation presents a specific application of the inventor’s green polycarbonates platform to develop environmentally friendly polycarbonate materials through scalable synthesis processes.
Polyhydroxyl natural products are used as the monomeric building blocks and carbonates, found in common engineering materials, as the linkages. Two classes of polyhydroxyl natural monomers,