Special Issue "Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2011)
Prof. Dr. Katja Loos (Website)
Macromolecular Chemistry and New Polymeric Materials, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 50 3636867
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; controlled radical polymerization; block copolymer synthesis; supramolecular assembly; block copolymer self-assembly
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
- Enzymatic Polymerization
- Biocatalytic Monomer Synthesis
- Enzyme Immobilization
- Enzymatic Polymer Modification
- Polymerizations in Whole Cells