Lipase-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Diesters
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Ring-opening polymerization of cyclic diesters, ethylene dodecanedioate and ethylene tridecanedioate, took place using lipases as a catalyst under mild reaction conditions to give the corresponding polyesters with molecular weight of several thousands. Enzymatic polymerizability of these new monomers was compared with that of lactones.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1999(12), 1317-1318, 1999-12-05
The Chemical Society of Japan