Lipase catalyzed polytransesterification in an organic solvent

Zhuo-Lin Wang, Yu-Yen Linko, Jukka Seppälä

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    Lipase-catalyzed polytransesterification of bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl) dodecanedioate with aliphatic diols (from 1,2-ethanediol to 1,6-hexanediol) was studied with 4 enzymes and a number of solvents. The effects of experimental parameters were investigated with the purpose of obtaining a polyester of as high as possible average molar mass. The highest mass average molar mass (Mw) of 34,750 g mol-1 (DP = 122) was obtained under vacuum with 1,4-butanediol, Mucor miehei lipase, and diphenyl ether as solvent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-354
    Number of pages6
    JournalBiotechnology techniques
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 1995
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • esterification
    • lipase
    • organic solvent
    • polyesterification


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