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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1991 Apr 1|
|Event||Papers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA|
Duration: 1991 Apr 14 → 1991 Apr 19
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics