Direct enzyme-catalyzed preparation of polythioester from dithiol and dicarboxylates

Makoto Kato, Kazunobu Toshima, Shuichi Matsumura

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Polythioester shows some unique characteristics such as high melting point and poor solubility against various organic solvents. This report covers the synthesis of polythioester from α, ω) -alkanedithiol and diethyl α, ω) -alkanedioate using the lipase-catalyzed reaction. The T m and Tc for all of the obtained polythioester were higher than those of the corresponding polyoxoester analogues. The obtained polythioester showed an odd-even effect.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sept 202005 Sept 22


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Dithiol
  • Enzyme-catalyzed polymerization
  • Polythioester

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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