Choroselective enzymatic polymerization for synthesis of natural polysaccharides

Shiro Kobayashi, Shin Ichiro Shoda, Xin Wen, Etsuya Okamoto, Toshitsugu Kiyosada

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Abstract

By employing an enzymatic polymerization of activated glycosyl monomers like glycosyl fiuorides and a sugar oxazoline derivative, natural polysaccharides like cellulose, xylan, and chitin, have successfully been synthesized. Regio and stereochemistry of these reactions was perfectly controlled by the action of enzyme catalysts. Further study on the synthetic cellulose formation brought about a new concept "choroselectivity" concerning a spacial (three dimensional) direction control in ordering of macromolecular chains during the polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2135-2142
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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