Enzymes in Polymer Synthesis

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The first book to cover the use of enzymes in polymer science, this volume provides an introduction to the field for a wide range of chemists and chemical engineers. It features an examination of enzyme-based synthesis and enzyme-based methods for modifying polymers.
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Developed from a symposium of the 211th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, sponsored by the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials which was titled "Biocatalysis in Polymer Chemistry," held in New Orleans, March 1996. Twelve papers explore this scientific discipline on the border between biology and polymer science. Eight of the twelve papers examine the uses of enzymes in the synthesis of polymers, while the final four examine polymer modifications using enzymes. The editors assert that this is the first book to address the significance of enzymes in polymer science. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841235434
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #684
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Enzymes in Polymer Science: An Introduction 2
2 Enzymes for Polyester Synthesis 18
3 Enzymatic Polymerization for Synthesis of Polyesters and Polyaromatics 58
4 Enzyme-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Four-Membered Lactones: Preparation of Poly([beta]-propiolactone) and Poly([beta]-malic acid) 74
5 Monomer and Polymer Synthesis by Lipase-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Reactions 90
6 Solvent-Enzyme-Polymer Interactions in the Molecular-Weight Control of Poly(m-cresol) Synthesized in Nonaqueous Media 112
7 A Biocatalytic Approach to Novel Phenolic Polymers and Their Composites 125
8 Hydrolysis of the Dimethyl Ester of N-Succinylphenylalanine, a Model of Polyesteramides, in the Presence of Papain: Kinetic Study and Computer Simulation 144
9 Regioselective Enzymatic Transesterification of Polysaccharides in Organic Solvents 167
10 Biocatalytic Modification of Alginate 175
11 Enzymatic Modification of Chitosan by Tyrosinase 188
12 Chemoenzymatic Synthesis and Modification of Monomers and Polymers 199
Author Index 209
Affiliation Index 209
Subject Index 210
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