Enzyme-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of β-butyrolactone using PHB depolymerase

Yoichi Suzuki, Takeshi Ohura, Ken Ichi Kasuya, Kazunobu Toshima, Yoshiharu Doi, Shuichi Matsumura

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Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(SHB)] was prepared by the ring-opening polymerization of (R,S)-β-butyrolactone (BL) using two types of PHB depolymerase with or without substrate-binding domains (SBD) as the catalyst. The SBD lacking PHB depolymerase exhibited better catalytic activities for the ring-opening polymerization of BL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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