Enzymatic polymerization. The first in vitro synthesis of cellulose via non-biosynthetic path catalysed by cellulase

Shiro Kobayashi, Shin ichiro Shoda, Keita Kashiwa

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Abstract

The present paper is concerned with a completely novel synthesis of cellulose by condensation polymerization of β-D-cellobiosyl fluoride 1(substrate monomer) catalyzed by an enzyme cellulose (enzymatic polymerization). Cellulose is an extracellular hydrolysis enzyme of cellulose, and therefore, in reaction the enzyme promotes the reverse reaction of the hydrolytic decomposition in an aqueous organic solvent medium. The polymerization via a non-biosynthetic path has solved the above problems encountered with the polysaccharide synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-418
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Apr 1
EventPapers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1991 Apr 141991 Apr 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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