Studies on Cyclic Oligomerization and polymerization of polyesters using an enzyme

Asato Kondo, Kazunobu Toshima, Shuichi Matsumura

研究成果: Paper査読


Cyclic oligomers obtained by the enzymatic degradation of aliphatic polyesters are attractive as raw materials for chemical recycling. In this report, molecularly pure cyclic oligomers of butylene adipate, which were obtained by the lipase-catalyzed degradation of poly (butylene adipate), were studied with respect to the polymerization by the enzyme. That is, poly (butylene adipate) was degraded in dry toluene using Candida antarctica lipase to produce cyclic oligomers mainly consisting of cyclic monomer to cyclic tetramer. It was found that cyclic dimer to tetramer were quickly polymerized by lipase to produce high-molecular weight polymers within 30 min. On the other hand, cyclic monomer was slowly polymerized, and it took longer than 120 min for complete conversion. Similar tendencies were observed for PCL degradation and repolymerization.

出版ステータスPublished - 2005 12月 1
イベント54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
継続期間: 2005 5月 252005 5月 27


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学一般


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