Precise Functionalization of Polymers Using CALB-Based Enzymatic Methods
The synthesis of functional polymers with well-defined structure, end-group fidelity and physico-chemical properties useful for biomedical applications has proven challenging. Chemo-enzymatic methods are an alternative strategy to increase the diversity of functional groups in polymeric materials. Specifically, enzyme-catalyzed polymer functionalization carried out under solventless conditions is a great advancement in the design of green processes for biomedical applications, where the toxicity of solvents and catalyst residues need to be considered. Enzymes offer several distinct advantages, including high efficiency, catalyst recyclability, and mild reaction conditions.
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society
Castano, Marcelo; Seo, Kwang Su; Zheng, Jukuan; Becker, Matthew L.; and Puskas, Judit D., "Precise Functionalization of Polymers Using CALB-Based Enzymatic Methods" (2014). Polymer Science Faculty Research. 833.