Chemoenzymatic synthesis of branched polymers

J.W. Peeters, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer, C.E. Koning, A. Heise

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The combination of enzymatic polymerization with ATRP for the synthesis of branched (block) copolymers was investigated. Heterotelechelic polycaprolactone macroinimer was synthesized in a one-pot enzymatic procedure by using 2-hydroxyethyl -bromoisobutyrate as a bifunctional initiator. A polymerizable end group was introduced by subsequent in situ enzymatic acrylation with vinyl acrylate. Branched polymers were obtained by subsequent atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-689
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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