Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Green Polymer Chemistry: Telechelic Poly(Ethylene Glycol)S via Enzymatic Catalysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2008

Abstract

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

Publication Title

Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

Volume

46

Issue

9

First Page

3024

Last Page

3028