Special Issue "Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis"

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A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Katja Loos
Department of Polymer Chemistry, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.rug.nl/zernike/loos
E-Mail: k.u.loos@rug.nl
Phone: +31-50-3636867
Fax: +31-84-2236001
Interests: biocatalysis in polymer chemistry; enzymatic polymerizations; green polymer chemistry; biocatalytic monomer synthesis; biocatalytic polymer modification; enzyme immobilization; unraveling the mechanism of biocatalytic polymerizations; biobased monomers and polymers; sustainability; polysaccharides; starch; anionic polymerization; block copolymer synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Enzymatic monomer synthesis, polymer modifications and polymerizations are powerful and versatile approaches which can compete with chemical and physical techniques for the production of known materials such as “commodity plastics” but also for the synthesis of novel macromolecules so far not accessible via traditional chemical approaches. Biocatalytic synthetic pathways towards polymeric materials are very attractive as they have many advantages such as mild reaction conditions, high enantio-, regio-, chemoselectivity and are nontoxic natural catalysts.

This special issue of Polymers entitled "Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis" will cover the whole line of current research involved in this field starting from enzyme development, enzyme immobilization, sustainable monomers, in vitro and in vivo monomer synthesis towards enzymatic polymer modifications and polymerizations.

Prof. Dr. Katja Loos
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Enzymatic Polymerization
  • Biocatalytic Monomer Synthesis
  • Enzyme Immobilization
  • Enzymatic Polymer Modification
  • Polymerizations in Whole Cells

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p. 1399-1415
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Polymers 2012, 4(3), 1399-1415; doi:10.3390/polym4031399
Received: 9 May 2012; in revised form: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 10 July 2012 / Published: 24 July 2012
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p. 1311-1330
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Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1311-1330; doi:10.3390/polym4021311
Received: 24 April 2012; in revised form: 12 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 21 June 2012
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p. 1195-1210
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Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1195-1210; doi:10.3390/polym4021195
Received: 12 March 2012; in revised form: 8 May 2012 / Accepted: 9 May 2012 / Published: 23 May 2012
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p. 1037-1055
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Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1037-1055; doi:10.3390/polym4021037
Received: 8 February 2012; in revised form: 24 March 2012 / Accepted: 5 April 2012 / Published: 17 April 2012
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p. 759-793
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 759-793; doi:10.3390/polym4010759
Received: 30 January 2012; in revised form: 27 February 2012 / Accepted: 28 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
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p. 710-740
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 710-740; doi:10.3390/polym4010710
Received: 3 January 2012; in revised form: 6 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 29 February 2012
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p. 674-690
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 674-690; doi:10.3390/polym4010674
Received: 2 January 2012; in revised form: 31 January 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012
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p. 617-629
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 617-629; doi:10.3390/polym4010617
Received: 31 December 2011; in revised form: 7 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012
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p. 486-500
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 486-500; doi:10.3390/polym4010486
Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 24 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 10 February 2012
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 116-133; doi:10.3390/polym4010116
Received: 2 December 2011; in revised form: 30 December 2011 / Accepted: 7 January 2012 / Published: 9 January 2012
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