Novel enzyme-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of glycidol

Yasuyuki Soeda, Kazunobu Toshima, Shuichi Matsumura

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Glycidol polymerized by the microbial resting cells and commercially available hydrolase enzyme having epoxide hydrolase activity without added water produced the water-soluble poly(glycidol). As a typical example, a mixture of glycidol and 5% lipase AK (Pseudomonas fluorescens) was stirred at 30 °C for 3 d to produce the poly(glycidol) with a weight-average molecular weight of 900.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-77
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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