Enzymatic polymerization catalyzed by surfactant-coated lipases in organic media

Sadafumi Noda, Noriho Kamiya, Masahiro Goto, Fumiyuki Nakashio

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Structural ring-opening of lactones driven by enzymatic polymerization has been performed using low concentration dosages of surfactant-coated lipases in organic media. By comparison, enzymatic polymerization rate with coated lipase proceeded at a rate 100-fold better than native powder. Similarly a higher polymeric molecular weight (21,300), narrow dispersity (Mw/Mn = 1.9) and better conversion (100%) were obtained following polyesterification tests with surfactant-coated lipase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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