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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry