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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 759-793; doi:10.3390/polym4010759
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Enzyme Initiated Radical Polymerizations

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Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628BL Delft, The Netherlands
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Received: 30 January 2012 / Revised: 27 February 2012 / Accepted: 28 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis)

Abstract

Biocatalysis is propagating into practically every area of organic chemistry, amongst them radical polymerizations. A review of the recent developments of this dynamic and quickly evolving area of research is presented together with a critical evaluation of its potential to yield novel polymers and/or environmentally more benign synthetic procedures.
Keywords: radical polymerization; laccase; peroxidase; biocatalysis radical polymerization; laccase; peroxidase; biocatalysis
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Hollmann, F.; Arends, I.W.C.E. Enzyme Initiated Radical Polymerizations. Polymers 2012, 4, 759-793.

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