Module Outline

Industrial chemistry processes have enabled scientists to develop replacements for natural products.
Relation to the Syllabus

Why Replace Natural Products?
Replacing Natural Products

Case Study 1
Packaging Materials
Starch: A Renewable, Biodegradable Polymer
A Commercial Starch Based Polymer

Case Study 2
Ivory and Bakelite
Bakelite Synthesis

Case Study 3
Whale Products