Green Polymer Chemistry: Telechelic Poly(Ethylene Glycol)S via Enzymatic Catalysis
This article reports our discovery that poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) can quantitatively be functionalized by transesterification using Candida antarctica lipase B (Novozyme 435) as the catalyst. α-ω telechelic PEG-methacrylates and PEG-acetates were successfully prepared using commercially available PEGs with both narrow and broad molecular weight distribution. 1H and 13C NMR together with MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy verified the expected structures. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 46: 3024–3028, 2008
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Puskas, Judit; Sen, Mustafa Y.; and Kasper, Joseph R., "Green Polymer Chemistry: Telechelic Poly(Ethylene Glycol)S via Enzymatic Catalysis" (2008). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 510.